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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS —continued

Notices given for Thursday, 12 September 2019

    *1    Mr Bandt : To move—That this House:

(1)         declares an environment and climate emergency;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         the recent report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 °C , indicates that we are facing a climate emergency, and as a result, meaningful action on climate change is urgent, at home and internationally;

(b)         this IPCC report has found that the world is not on track to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius;

(c)         at a national level, England, France, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Canada have all declared a climate emergency; and

(d)         extreme weather events will devastate large parts of Australia and radically impact food production, water availability, public health, infrastructure, the community and the financial system;

(3)         notes that the Government has acknowledged urgent action is required to address climate change; and

(4)         calls on the Government to take urgent action consistent with the internationally accepted science.

              ( Notice given 11 September 2019. )

    *2    Mr Jones : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         there have been 7 quad bike deaths in 2019 alone and 230 quad bike related deaths since 2001;

(b)         rollovers account for 60 per cent of quad bike fatalities;

(c)         children below the age of 16 account for approximately 14 per cent of all recorded fatalities;

(d)         in August 2017, the Australian Ministers for Consumer Affairs agreed to an expedited process to introduce new safety standards for quad bikes;

(e)         the Assistant Treasurer has the power to ban a product or make a mandatory safety standard under Australian Consumer Law;

(f)          in February 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave the then Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, a report recommending a new mandatory safety standard to require overhead protective devices in new vehicles; and

(g)         these standards are supported by the National Farmers Federation, the Australian Workers Union, the Country Women's Association and the Rural Doctors Association; and

(2)         calls on the Assistant Treasurer to use his power under Australian consumer law to issue new safety standards for quad bikes.

              ( Notice given 11 September 2019. )

Notices —continued

       1    Ms L. M. Chesters : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises Vietnam has announced 2023 as the deadline for stopping the use of asbestos in its construction sector;

(2)         acknowledges this is a significant undertaking by Vietnam, noting that Asian countries consume the majority of asbestos globally and this is a major move towards eradicating the use of asbestos in the region;

(3)         recognises that, in accordance with the Australian Government’s National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness, Australia should play a leadership role in the global campaign to secure a worldwide ban in the production and trade of asbestos and asbestos-containing products; and

(4)         calls on the Government to support Vietnam with this endeavour and continues to support organisations such as Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad in their efforts to ban all forms of asbestos.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       2    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the 2018 declaration by the United Nations that the International Day of Sign Languages is to be celebrated annually on 23 September as part of the International Week of the Deaf;

(2)         recognises Auslan as an Australian language;

(3)         notes that, of the one in six Australians affected by hearing loss, approximately 30,000 of them use Auslan to communicate; and

(4)         encourages members to mark the International Day of Sign Languages this year, by recording a message for the deaf community in Australia.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       3    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the significant heritage value of the Parramatta Female Factory to Australia as:

(a)         a place where convict women were imprisoned and maintained Australia’s first work house;

(b)         a demonstration of Australia’s social welfare history, as well as the institutionalisation of women and children;

(c)         a place where tens of thousands of women and children passed through and whose descendants are estimated to be one in seven Australians; and

(2)         notes that similar Australian heritage assets, such as the Cascades Female Factory in Tasmania, have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Australian Convict Sites which also includes:

(a)         Old Government House in Parramatta, NSW;

(b)         Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney;

(c)         the Cockatoo Island Convict Precinct, NSW;

(d)         Old Great North Road in NSW;

(e)         Brickendon and Woolmers Estates in Tasmania;

(f)          Darlington Probation Station in Tasmania;

(g)         Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania;

(h)         Coal Mines Historic Site in Tasmania;

(i)           Fremantle Prison in Western Australia; and

(j)          the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island;

(3)         recognises the work of local community to protect beloved heritage assets, including the work of:

(a)         Parragirls and the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project;

(b)         North Parramatta Residents Action Group; and

(c)         the Parramatta Female Factory Friends; and

(4)         calls on the Government to immediately start the process to include the Parramatta Female Factory on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Australian Convict Sites.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       4    Ms Collins : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Tasmanians continue to feel the effects of the summer of bushfires that destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares, and ripped through homes and businesses;

(b)         Labor welcomes any funding that will go towards supporting the affected communities, but queries how the figure of $9.9 million that the State and Federal Government has committed was determined;

(c)         while this funding is a start, disappointingly it is $20 million less than Labor’s commitments to assist in recovery and support jobs in areas impacted by the summer bushfires;

(d)         it is deeply disappointing to learn that the Tasmanian Government has advised the Prime Minister that the infrastructure assets Labor committed to supporting were not ‘directly or significantly damaged by the bushfires’;

(e)         Labor’s commitments followed extensive consultation with the communities impacted by summer bushfires and were recommended by former Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon; and

(f)          Tasmanians deserve detail as soon as possible on which areas and sites the funding provided will support, and how many Tasmanians will benefit from this assistance in the coming months and years;

(2)         calls on the Prime Minister to re-visit the affected communities and see for himself what remains to be done in recovering from the fires, and visit local businesses and individuals who are now on the long road to recovery; and

(3)         further notes that:

(a)         given the Prime Minister’s commitment to provide greater support for mental health and suicide prevention, it must be ensured this commitment continues to support regional Tasmanians who have experienced significant stress and hardship with the summer of bushfires; and

(b)         Labor stands ready and willing to work with the Government to ensure adequate support is provided to these communities.

              ( Notice given 22 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       5    Mr Dreyfus : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General announced on 13 December 2018 that a Commonwealth Integrity Commission would be established;

(b)         on 13 December 2018, the Prime Minister said on 2GB the decision to establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission ‘was something I had to resolve by the end of the year’;

(c)         on 26 May 2019, the Attorney-General said a Commonwealth Integrity Commission was a ‘priority’; and

(d)         the Government has not established a Commonwealth Integrity Commission; and

(2)         calls on the Government to keep its promise to establish its Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

              ( Notice given 31 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       6    Ms McBride : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that the:

(a)         Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has assisted generations of Australians to access affordable medicines since its inception by the Chifley Government in 1948; and

(b)         longstanding practice of successive governments has been to accept and act on the advice of the independent experts—the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)—when listing medicines on the PBS;

(2)         acknowledges that the Department of Health revealed at Senate estimates hearings that there are more than 20 drugs that this Government will never list on the PBS because pricing negotiations with their manufacturers have broken down;

(3)         recognises that there are increasing barriers to Australians accessing affordable medicines, including:

(a)         the failure to act on a number of PBAC recommendations;

(b)         the affordability of PBS co-payments; and

(c)         increasing out of pocket costs to access primary and specialist health care; and

(4)         condemns the Government for failing to recognise and address these barriers and calls on the Government to do so as a matter of urgency.

              ( Notice given 9 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       7    Ms Stanley : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         15 October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;

(b)         on this day, parents, families, friends and healthcare workers will memorialise babies they have lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death; and

(c)         infant loss is a tragic and terrible event to go through for families, healthcare workers and friends and International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day provides an opportunity to mark their shared loss;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         each year around 150,000 women in Australia experience some form of pregnancy or infant loss;

(b)         further issues are commonly faced by those close to these tragic events such as depression, anxiety, changes in relationships, development of unhealthy coping mechanisms, and post-traumatic stress disorder;

(c)         these effects, amongst others, are often underestimated and overlooked by healthcare professionals, friends, and even family members, especially concerning pregnancy loss related bereavement and subsequent grief; and

(d)         greater research and understanding is required to aide in the creation and establishment of programs, resources and services that support and provide assistance to survivors of baby loss and their families, and enable them to overcome their trauma and integrate their bereavement into their life in a healthy, helpful, healing manner;

(3)         expresses sympathy to all families who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth or infant death; and

(4)         commends each and every person who has supported parents and families through their journey from the loss of a baby.

              ( Notice given 9 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       8    Ms Sharkie : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         delegation from the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) has approached Members of the 46th Parliament to highlight priorities for improving regional telecommunications;

(b)         the RRRCC is a group of 22 volunteer-run organisations and advocacy bodies which have joined together to highlight their collective concern about the lack of equitable access to reliable and quality telecommunication in regional Australia;

(c)         telecommunications is an essential service in a modern world, supporting social connectivity, business activity, and the delivery of health and education services;

(d)         every Australian, irrespective of where they live or work, should have access to quality, reliable, and affordable voice and data services with customer support guarantees;

(e)         there is ongoing inequity in the access to telecommunications experienced by Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas, compared to their urban counterparts;

(f)          the 2018 Australian Digital Inclusion Index revealed substantial differences between rural and urban areas across all of its three indicators—access, affordability and digital ability;

(g)         all of Australia 's least digitally included regions are outside the major cities, reporting scores well below the national average of 62 out of 100, including Eyre (45.0), south east SA (48.6), north Victoria (50.8), and Murray and Murrumbidgee (51.0); and

(h)         the opportunities for connectivity to support economic development in regional Australia are significant, including for agriculture, with the Australian Farm Institute predicting that widespread adoption of digital agriculture could increase the gross value of Australian agricultural production by $20.3 billion, a 25% increase over 2014-15 levels; and

(2)         further notes that to ensure regional, rural and remote Australia is best positioned to retain people and grow in the long term, the Government needs to:

(a)         establish a:

(i)           universal service obligation that is technology neutral and ensures access to both voice and data; and

(ii)         Rural, Regional and Remote Telecommunications Fund to resource ongoing mobile network expansion;

(b)         ensure NBN Co is fully resourced to maintain and upgrade NBN satellite and fixed wireless networks;

(c)         introduce adequate performance quality metrics for all services, including Sky Muster, monitored against independent benchmarks;

(d)         extend the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Measuring Broadband Australia program to fixed wireless and Sky Muster services; and

(e)         create a targeted concessional broadband service to support low income residents, particularly low income residents in regional, rural and remote areas.

              ( Notice given 9 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

       9    Ms Stanley : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges:

(a)         2 December 2019 is International Day of People with Disability; and

(b)         the Human Rights Commission estimates the number of Australians with a disability to be around four million;

(2)         respects the rights of all:

(a)         people with disability in Australia, including having access to services and freedom from discrimination;

(b)         persons with a disability to be welcomed as equal and positive contributors to Australian society; and

(c)         people with disability to have choice and control in relation to any support services they receive; and

(3)         encourages all:

(a)         persons with disability as their own self-advocates;

(b)         groups and individuals that advocate on behalf of people with disabilities; and

(c)         Australians to respect the basic rights of all persons with disabilities.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

    10    Mr Pearce : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the:

(a)         creation of 1.2 million jobs since the Coalition Government was elected, with 140,000 young Australians securing employment over that time period;

(b)         strong commitment of the Government to reform the vocational education and training sector to better meet the demands of the modern Australian economy; and

(c)         leadership of the Government in November 2018 to commission the Joyce Review, a comprehensive expert review of the Australian vocational education and training system which was delivered in March 2019; and

(2)         welcomes the implementation of the Skills Package, a $525 million suite of measures that includes:

(a)         a National Careers Institute and the appointment of a National Careers Ambassador;

(b)         the Foundation Skills for Your Future program—an initiative which will support workers by improving literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy;

(c)         a streamlined Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships program, which will encourage employers to take on apprentices and trainees;

(d)         additional incentives to both employers and apprentices in areas affected by skills shortages under the Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment measure;

(e)         establishing ten industry training hubs in areas of high unemployment;

(f)          further addressing youth unemployment in regional areas by funding 400 Commonwealth Scholarships for Young Australians;

(g)         a National Skills Commission and pilot skills organisations that will promote a nation-wide approach to skills development and enhance the role of industry in designing training courses;

(h)         an extension of the National Rugby League’s VET Apprenticeship Awareness Program;

(i)           Energising Tasmania—a partnership between the Commonwealth and the Tasmanian Government to train a skilled workforce for jobs for the future in pumped hydro and energy infrastructure; and

(3)         welcomes the prospect of creating a further 80,000 apprenticeships in occupations with skills shortages over the coming five years.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

    11    Dr Martin : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that Tuesday, 10 September 2019 was World Suicide Prevention Day;

(2)         confirms the Government’s commitment to work with local communities to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Australia;

(3)         further notes the record level of funding of $736m provided in the 2019-20 budget for mental health including $503.1 million for the Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan to support coordination of Government activities and services including:

(a)         the largest single expansion of the national Headspace network through the establishment of 36 new sites; and

(b)         provision of support to farmers and communities that been affected by drought to deal with the anxiety, stress and uncertainty of drought conditions; and

(4)         welcomes the establishment of the Office of the National Suicide Prevention Adviser in 2019 to support a whole-of-government approach to suicide prevention, to ensure coordination of delivery of suicide prevention activities that reach Australians in the right way at the right time.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019.Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

    12    Ms Flint : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the:

(a)         outstanding contribution women make to the Australian Defence Force; and

(b)         the formation of the new Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service; and

(2)         acknowledges that Defence embraces the concept of diversity, valuing differences, demonstrating fair, respectful and inclusive behaviour and aims to effectively attract and retain women who can support Defence to better reflect the community it serves.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

    13    Mr Gorman : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises:

(a)         the importance of Western Australia to the national economy; and

(b)         that when Western Australia does well, Australia does well;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         it is clear that the Government is ignorant to Western Australia’s drive on the national economy;

(b)         without Western Australia there would have been negative national economic growth in the 2019 April-June quarter; and

(c)         without Western Australia, the Government would have a budget deficit in 2019-20; and

(3)         condemns the Government for:

(a)         failing to invest in Western Australia;

(b)         failing to offer any funding for Royal Perth Hospital or the construction of the new women's and babies hospital;

(c)         refusing to waive historical housing debts for Western Australia, despite doing so for Tasmania; and

(d)         giving Western Australia less than ten per cent of the $100 billion infrastructure package.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

    14    Ms Stanley : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges:

(a)         that 14 November 2019 is the 12th United Nations World Diabetes Day; and

(b)         UN Resolution 61/225 and the need to improve human health and provide access to treatment and health-care education;

(2)         recognises:

(a)         the success of the National Diabetes Services Scheme and the support the scheme provides to people with diabetes;

(b)         the role of families and healthcare workers in caring and supporting people, particularly children, with diabetes;

(c)         the significant cost to healthcare systems as a result of complications associated with diabetes;

(d)         new technology, including flash and constant glucose monitoring, has shown significant improvement in overall control for people with diabetes who have access to this technology;

(e)         the need for supporting people with diabetes to access new technologies to assist in the management of diabetes; and

(f)          that access to these technologies is likely to prevent complications in people with diabetes and reduce the significant social, human and financial burden of this disease on government, health systems, and people and families of people with diabetes;

(3)         encourages all people with diabetes and their advocates, carers and families to continue their important work; and

(4)         calls on the Government to ensure that all people with diabetes have earlier access to new technology, such as flash glucose monitoring and constant glucose monitoring under the National Diabetes Services Scheme.

              ( Notice given 10 September 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

Orders of the day

         1    Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2019 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         2    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Heritage Listing for the Bight) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         3    Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         4    Banking Amendment (Rural Finance Reform) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. On 25 July 2019, the Selection Committee made a determination that this bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Economics. )

         5    Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         6    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         7    Men and women of the Australian Defence Force: Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Wallace —That this House:

(1)         notes the outstanding contribution of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force to ensure the safety of our nation;

(2)         recognises the support of their families and friends during their service; and

(3)         acknowledges the positive social and economic impact the men and women of our defence force have on communities throughout Australia.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         8    World Humanitarian Day: Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes —That this House:

(1)         notes that World Humanitarian Day will be observed on 19 August 2019;

(2)         pays tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, including those who are:

(a)         directly targeted;

(b)         treated as threats; and

(c)         prevented from providing relief;

(3)         honours the lives of those aid workers who have been killed while bringing relief and care to those in desperate need;

(4)         acknowledges the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict every day, including those who struggle to access food, water, safe shelter and crucial medical assistance;

(5)         further notes that the United Nations estimates that record numbers of over 65 million people are displaced from their homes around the world due to conflict;

(6)         notes the Government’s $11.3 billion in cuts to foreign aid, rendering Australia’s international aid contribution as a percentage of gross domestic product at the lowest recorded level; and

(7)         calls on the Government to rebuild Australia’s International Development Assistance Program and increase aid investment beyond current levels.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

         9    Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019 [No. 2] ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      10    Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019 [No. 2] ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      11    Australia’s space industry: Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Ramsey —That this House:

(1)         notes that this week 50 years ago the human imagination was captivated by the first man to walk on the moon;

(2)         recognises the commitment by the Government to space by the establishment of the Australian Space Agency, which will have the goal of tripling the space industry and creating 20,000 jobs;

(3)         acknowledges the vital role the Woomera range and facilities have played, and will continue to play in Australia’s space industry; and

(4)         congratulates the Government for investing $19.5 million in a Space Infrastructure Fund that will support projects to accelerate growth of Australia’s space industry.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      12    Top athletes: Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ) on the motion of Ms Ryan —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the incredible performances of Australia’s top athletes in recent times including:

(a)         the Matildas reaching the final 16 in the FIFA World Cup;

(b)         Ash Barty winning the French Open and acing her way to the top of the world tennis rankings;

(c)         Sally Fitzgibbons making waves by winning the 2019 Oi Rio Pro - World Surf League event and surfing her way to the top of the world rankings;

(d)         Hannah Green winning the Women’s PGA Championship and in doing so taking home Australia’s first major win in a women’s golf tournament in over a decade; and

(e)         the Hockeyroos reaching the final of the inaugural Women’s International Hockey Federation Pro League;

(2)         acknowledges the teams that support our athletes including their coaches, managers, physiotherapists, dieticians and their families; and

(3)         encourages Australian athletes in upcoming competitions including:

(a)         the Australian Diamonds who will be competing in the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England between 12 and 21 July 2019; and

(b)         the Australian Women’s Cricket Team who will be competing in the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in 2020.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      13    National Integrity Commission Bill 2019 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  9 September 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      14    Settlement of refugees funding: Resumption of debate ( from  9 September 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges Australia is a major contributor to the Syria humanitarian response plan, designating approximately $220 million dollars to Syria and neighbouring countries between 2016 and 2019;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         western Sydney is a primary settlement region and has received one-fifth of Australia’s recent humanitarian intake, as a result of years of ongoing conflict in the Middle East; and

(b)         local health, education and migrant service providers, particularly in Fairfield and Liverpool, are running beyond their funded capacity and as a result, have been put under considerable pressure when trying to assist families to settle and integrate into our local community; and

(3)         further acknowledges:

(a)         that the insufficient funding to support these frontline services has widened the gap between supply of and demand for settlement services to support vulnerable individuals, particularly from the minority Christian, Assyrian, Chaldean and Mandaean communities; and

(b)         the need to effectively invest in the settlement of refugees to enable them to integrate into the community, fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to this country.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      15    National Science Week: Resumption of debate ( from  9 September 2019 ) on the motion of Dr Allen —That this House:

(1)         recognises National Science Week took place from 10 to 18 August 2019;

(2)         acknowledges:

(a)         National Science Week is an opportunity to recognise the economic and social contribution of those working in science disciplines;

(b)         National Science Week highlights the importance of sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects from an early age and maintaining participation by students throughout primary and secondary schooling;

(c)         last year almost 1.2 million people participated in more than 2,100 events around the country; and

(d)         Questacon’s leadership role during National Science Week and throughout the year in inspiring young people and promoting STEM study; and

(3)         notes the Government’s ongoing investment in science, research and innovation, which totalled $9.6 billion in 2018-19.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

      16    Prostate cancer: Resumption of debate ( from  9 September 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Gorman —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         according to Cancer Australia an estimated 3,306 men have died from prostate cancer in 2019;

(b)         there is an estimated one in six risk of a male being diagnosed with prostate cancer by his 85th birthday; and

(c)         it is vital that men take their health seriously;

(2)         acknowledges the tireless work of men’s health advocate, prostate cancer survivor and Maylands resident, Mr David Dyke, for raising awareness about prostate cancer and promoting the importance of men’s health in the electoral division of Perth and across Australia;

(3)         commends Mr Dyke for his:

(a)         advocacy in championing men’s health;

(b)         efforts in producing a deeply personal documentary on his battle with prostate cancer; and

(c)         committed work in raising awareness about prostate cancer; and

(4)         encourages Members to watch Mr Dyke’s YouTube documentary ‘David Dyke Prostate Journey: From Diagnosis to Rehabilitation’.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 16 September 2019. )

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS has precedence each Monday in the House of Representatives Chamber from 10.10 am to 12 noon; and in the Federation Chamber from 11 am to 1.30 pm and 4.45 pm to 7.30 pm (standing orders 34, 35 and 192).

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS has precedence from the conclusion of consideration of committee and delegation business each Monday (standing orders 34, 35 and 192).

The SELECTION COMMITTEE is responsible for arranging the timetable and order of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business for each sitting Monday. Its determinations for the next sitting Monday are shown under ‘Business accorded priority for…’. Any private Members’ business not called on, or consideration of private Members’ business or committee and delegation business which has been interrupted and not re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays, shall be removed from the Notice Paper (standing order 42).