Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The following notice(s) were given:
M r A lbanese : To move:
(1) standing order 1 be amended; and standing orders 34 (Figure 2), 100(f) and 104(c) be omitted and new standing orders 34 (Figure 2), 100(f) and 104(c) be inserted;
(2) standing order 2 be amended to insert a definition;
(3) standing order 3(c) be omitted and new standing order 3(c) be inserted, to take effect from 27 February 2012;
(4) standing order 183 be omitted and new standing order 183 be inserted, to take effect from 27 February 2012;
(5) amendments consequential to new standing order 183 be made, to take effect from 27 February 2012;
(6) the resolution of the House of 1 May 1996, “Broadcasting of proceedings—conditions of broadcasters”, be amended, to take effect from 27 February 2012; and
(7) the House adopt a resolution, “Main Committee and Federation Chamber—transitional provisions”, as follows:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE STANDING ORDERS
1 Maximum speaking times (amendment to existing subject, as follows)
34 Figure 2. House order of business
100(f) The duration of each question is limited to 30 seconds.
104(c) The duration of each answer is limited to 3 minutes.
Federation Chamber means the Federation Chamber of the House of Representatives established by standing order 183.
3(c ) The standing orders also apply to committees of the House to the necessary extent, subject:
(i) in the Federation Chamber, to the orders in Chapter 14 (standing orders 183-198), and
(ii) in standing and select committees, to the orders in Chapter 16 (standing orders 214 247)
183 Establishment of Federation Chamber
The Federation Chamber of the House of Representatives shall be established as a committee of the House to consider matters referred to it by the House as follows:
(a) proceedings on bills to the completion of the consideration in detail stage; and
(b) orders of the day for the resumption of debate on any motion.
The words “Main Committee” and [Main] “Committee”, wherever occurring, be replaced by “Federation Chamber”.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION
Broadcasting of proceedings—conditions for broadcasters,
Resolution adopted 1 May 1996
The words “Main Committee”, wherever occurring, be replaced by “Federation Chamber”.
Main Committee and Federation Chamber—transitional provisions
That, with effect from 27 February 2012, all matters referred by the House to the Main Committee shall be considered to have been referred to the Federation Chamber.
Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to create the opportunity for marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Dr Washer : To move:
That the following standing order be added after standing order 31:
31A Automatic adjournment at 11 pm
(a) Notwithstanding standing order 31, at 11 pm, unless otherwise ordered, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting.
(b) If there is a division in progress when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph that division, and any consequent division, shall be completed.
(c) If business being debated is not disposed of when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), the business shall be listed on the Notice Paper for the next sitting.
Mr Oakeshott : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration, and for other purposes.
Mr Oakeshott : To move:
That this House calls on the Prime Minister and Treasurer to direct the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Review Committee to consider at least 15 per cent of annual GST payments to Australian States and Territories as incentive payments, to encourage greater commitment to National Partnership Agreements and a national reform agenda.
Mr Oakeshott : To move:
That this House calls on the Council of Australian Governments to implement a National Partnership Agreement on gambling reform, that agrees to:
(1) implement a:
(a) national cap on electronic gaming machines; and
(b) long term national reduction strategy on electronic gaming machines underneath a national cap;
(2) refer the issue of revenue loss from a national reduction strategy to the State Tax Working Group, set up by the Tax Forum, so that any losses incurred are spread across State and Commonwealth revenues; and
(3) include online gaming reform, sports betting reform and horse, harness and greyhound race coverage reform to address links between problem gambling and national health outcomes, as well as any links to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and community safety.
Mr Oakeshott : To move:
That this House request the Prime Minister and Treasurer to:
(1) direct the Commonwealth Grants Commission to allocate an annual fixed percentage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue directly to the 654 local councils throughout Australia;
(2) include this annual allocation as part of the GST Review currently underway and for implementation through any required legislative or executive government processes; and
(3) consider constitutional recognition of local government only in the event of any successful legal challenge to the direct annual allocation of GST revenue to local councils within Australia.
Mr Oakeshott : To move:
That this House endorse the agreements reached in March 2011 at the Fourth Bali Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, in particular the Ministers' agreement to a regional cooperation framework underpinned by the following core principles:
(1) irregular movement facilitated by people smuggling syndicates should be eliminated and States should promote and support opportunities for orderly migration;
(2) where appropriate and possible, asylum seekers should have access to consistent assessment processes, whether through a set of harmonised arrangements or through the possible establishment of regional assessment arrangements, which might include a centre or centres, taking into account any existing sub-regional arrangements;
(3) persons found to be refugees under those assessment processes should be provided with a durable solution, including voluntary repatriation, resettlement within and outside the region and, where appropriate, possible ‘in country’ solutions;
(4) persons found not to be in need of protection should be returned, preferably on a voluntary basis, to their countries of origin, in safety and dignity, and returns should be sustainable and States should look to maximise opportunities for greater cooperation; and
(5) people smuggling enterprises should be targeted through border security arrangements, law enforcement activities and disincentives for human trafficking and smuggling.
Ms Hall : To move:
That this House:
(1) notes that:
(a) 29 February 2012 marks Teal Ribbon Day, which:
(i) is part of the month long national campaign throughout February to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer; or
(ii) aims to raise awareness among Australian women of the symptoms of ovarian cancer;
(b) more than 1200 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and one in 77 will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime;
(2) notes with concern that:
(a) the prognosis for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is generally poor due to the advanced stage of most ovarian cancers at the time of diagnosis; and
(b) over 800 women will lose their battle with ovarian cancer each year, equivalent to one woman every 11 hours;
(3) acknowledges that there is no screening program or detection test for ovarian cancer, and that the Pap smear will not detect the disease;
(4) recognises that:
(a) ovarian cancer is not a silent disease and that all women experience symptoms, even in the early stages of the cancer; and
(b) the four most common symptoms are:
(i) abdominal or pelvic pain;
(ii) increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating;
(iii) needing to urinate often or urgently; and
(iv) difficulty eating or feeling full quickly;
(5) understands that every Australian woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer; and
(6) asks all Members to show their support by wearing a teal ribbon on Teal Ribbon Day.
Mr Bandt : To move:
That this House:
(1) resolves that a new Australian sovereign wealth fund should be established; and
(2) requires the Treasurer to present to the House no later than 26 October 2012, a report from the Productivity Commission detailing options as to:
(a) how the fund should be established;
(b) the fund's revenue and expenditure;
(c) the fund's objects and governance structures; and
(d) any other relevant matters. (Notice given 7 February 2012.)
Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes (Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012).
Mr S. P. Jones : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to establish marriage equality for same-sex couples, and for related purposes (Marriage Amendment Bill 2012).