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BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR Monday, 16 September 2019

PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDERS 34 AND 35

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

         1    Mr Wilkie : To present a Bill for an Act relating to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians and all people in Australia, and for related purposes. ( Australian Bill of Rights Bill 2019 )

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         2    Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes. ( Fair Work Amendment (Stop Work to Stop Warming) Bill 2019 )

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         3    Ms Sharkie : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 , and for related purposes. ( National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2019 )

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         4    Ms Sharkie : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes. ( Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations) Bill 2019 )

              ( Notice given 9 September 2019. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †5    Ms Kearney : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         more than 6 years of Liberal government has left Australia facing a crisis in skills and vocational training; and

(b)         under this Government:

(i)           more than 150,000 traineeships and apprenticeships have been lost;

(ii)         $3 billion has been slashed from TAFE and training; and

(iii)        75 per cent of businesses are struggling to find qualified Australians to fill jobs; and

(2)         further notes that:

(a)         the Coalition’s answer to the ongoing demise of the VET sector is a $525 million skills package, yet Senate estimates confirmed that only $54.5 million of this is new funding for the sector;

(b)         the business community, unions and the not-for-profit sector are demanding reform and real funding—they know that a strong and growing economy depends on a skilled Australian workforce; and

(c)         with youth unemployment stuck at more than double the national average, young people need a decent skills sector that leads to good, secure and well paid jobs.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Time allowed—40 minutes. )

    †6    Mr Connelly : To move—That this House:

(1)         considers the Baha’i community a valued part of Australian society;

(2)         commends the contribution that Australian Baha’is make to social cohesion, unity and community building in Australia;

(3)         provides assurance that it holds the Baha’i Faith, its leadership and its practicing members in the highest regard, in light of their focus on serving others with excellence;

(4)         congratulates the Australian Baha’i community on the celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of their founder, the Bab, in October 2019;

(5)         condemns the ongoing persecution of Baha’is across the world, which includes arbitrary arrests and imprisonments, economic isolation and denial of access to higher education;

(6)         acknowledges that 2019 is the bicentenary of the Baha’i Faith;

(7)         notes that the Baha’i Faith teaches core principles of inclusivity, public service and peacefulness;

(8)         recognises that in spite of the openness and peacefulness inherent to their beliefs, members of the Baha’i Faith have suffered significant persecution;

(9)         understands that most, if not all, of the world’s major religions have, at various times including the present, suffered persecution in some form; and

(10)     holds that the importance of freedom of religion is both an individual and a collective right, protected under international and domestic law, whereby all people are free to adopt and hold a belief, as well as manifest that belief in worship, observance, practice or teaching.

              ( Notice given 9 September 2019. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )