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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

*1   Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Prime Minister ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the Bill be now read a second time— And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Butler, viz. —That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “the House declines to give the bill a second reading:

(1) because it would be ill advised to continue without consideration of the broader policy issues set out in paragraph 2, related to the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills; and

(2) because of:

(a) the impact of the abolition of the Climate Change Authority and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation on ongoi ng transparency and investment in climate change;

(b) Government plans for emissions reduction and further development of renewable energy; and

(c) the international position of Australia in relation to climate change.”.

2   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

3   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

4   True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

5   True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

6   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

7   Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

8   Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

9   Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

10   Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

11   Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Ms Owens, in continuation ).

Notices

*1   Mr Pyne: To move—That, in relation to proceedings on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013, so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring:

(1)  at the conclusion of the second reading debate, not including a Minister speaking in reply, or at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 20 November 2013, whichever is the earlier, a Minister being called to sum up the second reading debate and then without delay the immediate question before the House to be put, then any question or questions necessary to complete the second reading stage of the Bill to be put;

(2) if the second reading has been agreed to the Bill then being taken as a whole during consideration in detail for a period not exceeding 60 minutes at which time any Government amendments that have been circulated shall be treated as if they have been moved together with (a) one question being put on all the Government amendments, (b) one question being put on any amendments which have been moved by non-Government Members, and (c) any further questions necessary to complete the remaining stages of the bill being put; and

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

Orders of the day continued

12   address in reply to the governor-general’s speech: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Mr Keenan ) on the proposed Address in Reply.

13   Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Mr A. S. Burke ).

14   Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

15   Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

16   Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Albanese ).

17   Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Gray ).

18   Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

19   Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

20   Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

21   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Communications ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Clare ).

22   Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Gray ).

23   Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister for Education ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

24   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Communications ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Clare ).

25   Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Industry ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Albanese ).

26   VETERANS’ AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2013 ( Prime Minister ): Second reading ( from 12 November 2013 ).

Notices continued

2   Mr Pyne: To move—That standing order 47 be amended to read as follows:

47 Motions for suspension of orders

(a)  A Minister may move, with or without notice, the suspension of any standing or other order of the House.

(b) If a suspension motion is moved on notice, it shall appear on the Notice Paper and may be carried by a majority of votes.

(c) If a suspension motion is moved without notice it:

(i)  must be relevant to any business under discussion and seconded; and

(ii) can be carried only by an absolute majority of Members.

(d)  Any suspension of orders shall be limited to the particular purpose of the suspension. ( Notice given 13 November 2013. )

Matter to be reported from the Federation Chamber

*1   DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER (THE HONOURABLE DAVID SCOTT THOMSON)—CONDOLENCE MOTION moved by the prime minister: To be reported ( from 18 November 2013 ).

Contingent notices of motion

Contingent on the motion for the second reading of any bill being moved: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the resumption of debate on the motion that the bill be read a second time being made an order of the day for a later hour.

Contingent on any report relating to a bill being received from the Federation Chamber: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.

Contingent on any bill being agreed to at the conclusion of the consideration in detail stage: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.

Contingent on any message being received from the Senate transmitting any bill for concurrence: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the bill being passed through all its stages without delay.

 
 
 

 

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notice s given for Tuesday, 19 November 2013

*1   Mr Nikolic: To move—That this House notes:

(1) with concern that Tasmania has the lowest gross state product per capita in Australia, the nation’s highest unemployment rate, the lowest proportion of adults in the nation who have attained a year 12 qualification, one of the lowest retention rates to year 12, the lowest population growth, and the highest proportion of Australians without superannuation coverage;

(2) that Tasmania has enormous potential with productive land, a skilled and willing work force and people with a strong commitment to improve the State’s economy by endeavour and hard work; and

(3) that the Federal Coalition’s Economic Growth Plan for Tasmania, promised in the election campaign and reit erated in Her Excellency the Governor-General’s speech opening the 44th Parliament, will provide the architecture to help tum Tasmania’s economy around and encourage long term, sustainable employment. ( Notice given 18 November 2013. )

*2   Ms Rishworth: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month;

(2) acknowledges that more than 9,100 Australians are diagnosed with lung cancer every year;

(3)  recognises that lung cancer claims the lives of more Australians than any other cancer with only 14 out of 100 Australians surviving five years beyond their initial diagnosis; and

(4) calls on Australian and State and Territory governments to work together to improve the survival rates of Australians diagnosed with lung cancer by encouraging early detection and providing access to high quality health care treatment and support. ( Notice given 18 November 2013. )

*3   Ms Vamvakinou: To move—That this House:

(1) notes the recent passing of former President of the Republic of Cyprus, and Greek Cypriot Leader, Mr Glafkos Clerides;

(2) expresses its condolences to the Cypriot community in Australia and Cyprus;

(3) recognises Mr Clerides’ lifetime commitment to the pursuit of peace and stability in Cyprus, a country which has been divided since 1974;

(4) notes that the continuing division and partition of Cyprus is unacceptable for both the Greek and Turkish Cypriots;

(5) calls on the Australian Government to lend its support as a Member of the United Nations Security Council to the ongoing peace process, so that a lasting and just settlement can be reached in accordance with international law, the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and the Australian Parliament’s motions on Cyprus. ( Notice given 18 November 2013. )

Notices continued

1   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Governments should be encouraging all Australians to sav e for their retirement wherever possible and superannuation payments are an important part of this process;

(b) many low income earners have previously received $500 from the Federal Government which was paid directly into their superannuation fund each year to help with retirement savings;

(c) the $500 payment was payable to workers earning $37,000 or less per year; and

(d) the Government plans to scrap the annual $500 payment; and

(2) calls on the Government to ensure the $500 superannuation payment t o low-income earners is retained. ( Notice given 12 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

2   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) numerous foods and drinks contain artificial food colours and preservatives which do not contribute to the safety or nutritional value of the food or drink they are in;

(b) artifi cial food colours and preservative E211 can have a major impact on the behaviour of some young children;

(c) research in the United Kingdom has found links between artificial food colours and the hyperactive behaviour of some young children and this, in turn, can have an impact on their ability to concentrate and learn as they grow;

(d) European Union regulations introduced in 2010 state that food manufacturers in those member countries now have to put warning labels on food and non-alcoholic drinks which contain six key artificial colours—these warning labels must be clearly legible and must carry the warning words ‘May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children’;

(e) the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency is encouraging manufacturers to find alternative ingredients to these artificial colours, leading to many manufacturers and retailers removing these colours from their products voluntarily;

(f) Australian parents and families are acutely aware of the impacts in our own country of artificial colours and the E211 preservative on the behaviour of their children;

(g) there are numerous food and drink products in our stores which still contain artificial colours and preservatives; and

(h) these additives are also found in many over-the-counter medicines for children, including junior pain killers and hayfever treatments; and

(2) calls on the Parliament to introduce a process for ruling out these artificial additives in our food, drinks and medicines where they provide no safety or nutri tional benefits. ( Notice given 12 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

3   Mr Ripoll: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) superannuation savings are vital for the retirement lifestyles of all Australians;

(b) the former Government had p lanned to increase the Superannuation Guarantee from 9 per cent to 12 per cent;

(c) this Government plans to delay, for two years, the proposed 9 per cent to 12 per cent increase of the Superannuation Guarantee; and

(d) stakeholders have estimated that the delay in the Superannuation Guarantee will reduce aggregate savings by $40 billion; and

(2) calls upon the House to:

(a) condemn the Government’s attack on the superannuation savings of Australians; and

(b) compel the Government to adhere to the time table proposed by the former Government for the increase in the Superannuation Guarantee. ( Notice given 13 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

4   Mr Ferguson: To move—That this House notes that:

(1)  March 2013 marked the 25 th anniversary of the genocidal chemical attack by the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Halabja in the Kurdish region of Iraq that took at least 4,000 lives within a few minutes and displaced many thousands more, and was part of Saddam’s brutal Anfal Campaign of the 1980s, targeting Kurdish and other minorities in Iraq;

(2) some 4,000 villages, 2,000 schools and 300 hospitals were destroyed, including through the use of chemical weapons across dozens of Kurdish villages;

(3) the Saddam regime was also responsible for the:

(a) deportation or forced relocation of tens of thousands of Faili Kurds on the basis that they were not considered Iraqi;

(b) abduction and execution of an estimated 8,000 Barzani Kurds who were subsequently buried in mass graves in southern Iraq; and

(c) arrest, execution and subsequent burial of up to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds in 1988, including women and children; and

(4) the former dictator Saddam Hussein and Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, were subsequently prosecuted and convicted for these and other crimes. ( Notice given 13 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

5   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House recognises:

(1) the tragic loss of life resulting from the sinking of ships carrying migrants off the coast of Lampedusa in October 2013;

(2) the challenging circumstances vulnerable people face in seeking asylum from persecution in their countries of origin; and

(3) Australia’s role in responding compassionately to this global challenge. ( Notice given 14 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

6   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House directs the Prime Minister to establish immediately an inquiry:

(1) into the actions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Federal Police (‘the a gencies’) in response to allegations of corruption and of breaches of Commonwealth laws:

(a) concerning the Reserve Bank of Australia, Securency and Note Printing Australia; and

(b) in the Leighton group of companies;

(2) with terms of reference that re quire it to investigate and report on at least the following matters:

(a) whether actions taken by the agencies to investigate allegations of serious fraud and commence any prosecutions were appropriate;

(b) whether the agencies properly communicated wit h each other and worked together in a manner that ensured the highest probability of laws regarding serious fraud being enforced;

(c) whether the relationship between the agencies is such that the Australian community can have the highest confidence that any claims of serious fraud are being properly investigated and any breaches properly prosecuted;

(d) whether Australia would be better served by having a ‘stand-alone’ Commonwealth agency to prosecute breaches of laws regarding serious fraud;

(e) recommendations regarding future actions that should be taken by government and agencies; and

(f) any related matters; and

(3) to report to the Prime Minister by 30 September 2014, with a copy of the report to be tabled in the House of Representativ es at the earliest possible opportunity thereafter. ( Notice given 14 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

Orders of the day

*1   white ribbon day: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 25  November 2013 is White Ribbon Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness of as well as eliminating violence against women across the nation;

(b) one in three Australian women over the age of 15 will experience physical violence while one in five will experience sexual violence at some point in their life, with 64 per cent of the incidents occurring at home;

(c) one Australian woman dies every week as a result of domestic violence;

(d) 64 per cent of women who experience physical assault and 81.1 per cent of women who experience sexual assault do not report these incidents to police; and

(e) domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness in Australia and carries high social and economic costs to the economy—an estimated $14.7 billion annually which is expected to surpass $16 billion by 2022 if significant measures are not taken to challenge the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to continue; and

(2) c alls on all Australian men to take the following oath: I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

*2   east timorese support of australian troops: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013 ) on the motion of Mr Ruddock—That this House:

(1) notes that in East Timor between D ecember 1941 and January 1943, 700 Australian troops engaged some 20,000 Japanese troops through guerrilla warfare, and:

(a) this severely hampered the Japanese war effort by preventing its troops from being deployed elsewhere; and

(b) in this endeavour, Australian troops were assisted by the East Timorese people;

(2) recognises that while Australian troops were in East Tim or between December 1941 and January 1943, and after they had left, some 40,000 East Timorese are estimated to have died as a result of protecting Australian soldiers; and

(3) commends and thanks the people of Timor-Leste for the sacrifices they made in supporting Australia during World War II. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

*3   Super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2013—Mr Pitt , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Husic—That this House:

(1) extends its sympathies to the people of the Philippines who have been affected by the devastating super-typhoon Haiyan;

(2) acknowledges the anxiety and concern this terrible event has caused for the Filipino-Australian community, that is worried about the safety and well-being of family and friends in the Philippines;

(3) in particular, has regard for the:

(a) officially estimated 2,500 casualties reported to have been caused by the super-ty phoon;

(b) growing concern about the possible widespread outbreak of disease along with the lack of food, clean water and medical supplies; and

(c) displacement of 800,000 people as a result of a complete destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, roads and infrastructure; and

(4) welcomes the Australian Government’s provision of $10 million in assistance to the Philippines, and urges the Australian Government to maintain close dialogue with the Philippines Government to ensure that further meaningful sup port may be extended in a timely way, where required. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 2 December 2013. )

 
 
 

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 (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. 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).