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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 99

The following notices were given:


Mr Albanese to move—

That for the sitting on Wednesday, 4 February 2009:

(1)   standing orders 31 and 33 be suspended;

(2)   so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended to enable the following to occur during and after the periods set aside in standing order 34 for government business:

(a)   debate on the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2009, the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2009, the Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009, and the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009 to be adjourned until a later hour after their introduction;

(b)   when the order of the day for the resumption of debate on the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2009 is called on, for a cognate debate to take place with the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2009, the Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009, and the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009;

(c)   in relation to proceedings on the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2009, at the conclusion of the second reading debate, without delay, the immediate question before the House to be put, then any question or questions necessary to complete the remaining stages of the Bill to be put without amendment or debate; and

(d)   immediately after proceedings on the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2009 have concluded, the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2009, the Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009, the Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009, and the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009, to be called on consecutively with no business intervening, and after each Bill is called on the immediate question then before the House to be put, then any question or questions necessary to complete the remaining stages of each Bill to be put without amendment or debate; and

(3)   any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.


Ms Gillard to present a bill for an act. (Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009)


Mr Swan to present a bill for an act to provide for a tax bonus, and for related purposes. (Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009)


Mr Swan to present a bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911, and for related purposes. (Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009)


Mrs D’Ath to move—

That the House:

(1)   congratulates the Rudd Government on the delivery of Round Two of the computers in schools program which will provide 141,600 new computers to 1,394 secondary schools across Australia, worth more than $141 million;

(2)   notes that the Rudd Government has already invested $116.82 million for computers in schools during Round One in 2008 and that this latest round will bring the ratio of computers to students to 1:2 for all students in years 9 to 12 in those secondary schools who applied for and were granted computers;

(3)   notes that the Petrie electorate will receive 1,267 new computers and $1.273 million in funding to the schools in the Petrie electorate in Round Two, in addition to the computers provided in Round One;

(4)   acknowledges the ongoing commitment of the Rudd Government to achieve a 1:1 computer to student ratio for all Year 9 to 12 students across the country by 2011;

(5)   recognises that:

(a)   the future of this country lies within our young people and that as a government, we must invest in our schools to invest in our future;

(b)   the commitment made by the Rudd Government through the COAG Agreement to deliver a further $807 million for legitimate costs to install and maintain the computers and costs associated with subsequent rounds; and

(6)   congratulates the Rudd Government for delivering on its Education Revolution and the commitment we made to the Australian people in 2007.


Mr Clare to move—

That the House:

(1)   recognises the heightened importance of financial literacy and financial counselling given the global economic recession and its impact on the Australian economy;

(2)   supports the actions the Government has taken to improve financial literacy and provide additional financial counselling services for people struggling to make ends meet; and

(3)   calls on Australian banks and financial institutions to assist Australian families by providing additional support for financial literacy programs and financial counselling.