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                                         LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

                                              NOTICE PAPER
                                                                   No. 5

                                              THURSDAY 31 MAY 2007

                                            The House meets this day at 11.00 am



                                                              Contents

Business of the House—Notices of Motions ......................................................................................................... 92
Private Members‘ Business ................................................................................................................................... 92
       Items in the Order of Precedence ............................................................................................................... 92
       Items Outside the Order of Precedence ...................................................................................................... 96
Government Business—Notices of Motions ....................................................................................................... 118
Government Business—Orders of the Day ......................................................................................................... 118
Committee Reports—Orders of the Day ............................................................................................................. 119
Contingent Notices of Motions ............................................................................................................................ 119
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE—NOTICES OF MOTIONS

1.   Mr Gay to move—

     That this House disallows the Marine Parks Amendment (Batemans) Regulation 2007, published in the
     Government Gazette No. 36, dated 2 March 2007, page 1418 and tabled in this House on 9 May 2007.

     (Notice given 29 May 2007)


2.   Mr Gay to move—

     That this House disallows the Marine Parks Amendment (Port Stephens-Great Lakes) Regulation 2007,
     published in the Government Gazette No. 36, dated 2 March 2007, page 1334 and tabled in this House
     on 9 May 2007.

     (Notice given 29 May 2007)


3.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

     That, notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders, for the remainder of the current
     session standing order 44 be varied as follows:

     1.    Before the House proceeds to the business on the Notice Paper, the President will ask with
           respect to each notice of motion, at the request of the member who gave the notice, whether
           there is any objection to its being taken as a formal motion. If no objection is taken, the motion
           shall be taken as a formal motion.

     2.    Formal motions will be taken in the order in which they appear on the Notice Paper.

     3.    The request from a member that a notice of motion standing in their name on the Notice Paper
           be taken as formal business must be signed by that member and handed to one of the Clerks-at-
           the-Table during the sitting of the House, on the day before the member wishes the matter to be
           considered as formal business.

     4.    The question of a formal motion must be put and determined without amendment or debate.

     5.    An order of the day for the third reading of bills may be dealt with as a formal motion.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS
ITEMS IN THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

1.   Mr Pearce to move—

     1.    That this House congratulates the Howard Liberal/Nationals Federal Government on its
           exemplary economic management, which continues to deliver prosperity to Australians, and in
           particular congratulates the Treasurer, Peter Costello, on his Budget delivered on 8 May 2007.
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     2.     That this House notes with alarm the inexperienced, union-centric mismanagement of the
            Iemma/Costa government which has delivered a deficit budget for 2006-07, withering high
            taxes and debilitating red tape which drive business and citizens interstate, Iemma and Costa‘s
            inability to control expenses and their rash ill-conceived decisions which continue to waste
            millions of hard earned taxpayers dollars and fail to deliver the infrastructure and services New
            South Wales deserves.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


2.   Dr Kaye to move—

     That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to prohibit the expansion of the coal industry by
     making illegal the development of new coal mines, the expansion of existing coal mines, the expansion
     of coal export terminals and the construction of coal-fired power plants; to fast track the development
     of a renewable energy industry; to raise New South Wales‘ mandatory renewable energy targets; to
     ensure that all communities that are affected by a declining coal industry will have access to retraining
     and transitional financial assistance; and for other purposes.

     (Climate Futures Bill 2007)

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)

     (First postponement 29 May 2007
     Postponed until Thursday 21 June 2007)


3.   Public school system: resumption of the interrupted debate (10 May 2007) of the question on the
     motion of Ms Fazio: That this House calls on the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Education
     Spokesperson, Andrew Stoner, to apologise to educators in the public school system for his comments
     that schools are ―a vehicle for left-wing indoctrination‖, and that the Government should ―rein in the
     PC culture‖ within the Department of Education and NSW Board of Studies—Ms Fazio speaking. (17
     minutes remaining)

     Debate: 2 hours 46 minutes remaining


4.   Mr Gay to move—

     That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
     passing of this resolution the following documents in the possession, custody or control of the Minister
     for Education and Training or the Department of Education and Training:

     (a)    all papers, including the final report, of the Department of Education and Training taskforce
            established by the Minister for Education and Training to audit the work of the property section
            in relation to maintenance of public schools,

     (b)    all papers produced since the audit report which relate to work required, work planned and work
            completed on school maintenance, and

     (c)    any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
            the House.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)

     (First postponement 29 May 2007)
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5.   Mr Brown to move—

     That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Administrative Decisions Tribunal Act
     1997 to enable the legal representative of any party to proceedings heard by the Administrative
     Decisions Tribunal to see and challenge otherwise confidential documentary evidence.

     (Administrative Decisions Tribunal Amendment (Confidential Documents) Bill)

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)

     (First postponement 29 May 2007)


6.   Ms Sharpe to move—

     1.    That this House notes:

           (a)    that horrific human rights abuses are continuing in Zimbabwe, in particular citizens of
                  Zimbabwe who stand up for moral justice and democratic rights risk abduction, torture
                  and brutal methodical beatings at the hands of police, and

           (b)    that the Federal Government is asking the Australian Cricket Team to withdraw from
                  playing in Zimbabwe later this year.

     2.    That this House calls on Cricket Australia to boycott the three games Australia is scheduled to
           play with Zimbabwe later this year as a demonstration of Australia‘s rejection of the on-going
           human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


7.   Ms Parker to move—

     1.    That this House:

           (a)    notes the recent announcement by Coal & Allied of job cuts totalling 250 positions at
                  their three Hunter Valley mine sites,

           (b)    further notes that this follows the announcement earlier this year by Austar of 79 jobs
                  cuts at their Cessnock mining operations,

           (c)    condemns the Government for failing over 12 years in Government to plan and provide
                  the proper infrastructure needed to meet the needs of local industry including a third coal
                  loader and quality roads and rail,

           (d)    criticises the Government for their city-centric policies, that are crippling the Hunter‘s
                  opportunity to tap into Australia‘s resources boom, and

           (e)    notes the queue of coal ships off the coast of Newcastle and the message this is sending
                  to buyers of coal around the world about the reliability of the Hunter and Australia as a
                  supplier of coal.

     2.    That this House calls on the Government to speed up the process of construction of a third coal
           loader and make the infrastructure investment necessary to enable Newcastle and the Hunter
           Valley to compete with the rest of the world.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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8.    Revd Dr Moyes to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to introduce new measures (including random drug and
      alcohol testing of bouncers and crowd controllers) designed to protect patrons of licensed venues and to
      make further provision with respect to the regulation of persons in the security industry and the
      carrying on of security activities; and for other purposes.

      (Security Industry Amendment (Patron Protection) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


9.    Mr West to move—

      That this House:

      (a)    notes that the refurbished Trades Hall in Goulburn Street was officially opened on May Day, 1
             May 2007, by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir,

      (b)    congratulates Unions NSW and affiliated trade unions on the opening of the refurbished Trades
             Hall, and

      (c)    recognises the contribution of the trade union movement to the history of New South Wales.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


10.   Mr Harwin to move—

      That this House:

      (a)    condemns the State Government for its neglect of the Princes Highway south of Wollongong
             during its twelve years in office,

      (b)    notes that the Oak Flats to Dunmore upgrade project was approved and ready to proceed in
             1997 but that the State Government has failed to give it priority with the expected completion
             date for this five kilometre section of road some twelve years after plans were originally
             finalised and approved,

      (c)    notes that the Kiama Ramps project was an integral part of the North Kiama By-Pass project
             but it has also been delayed,

      (d)    expresses its concern about the delay in commencing construction of the Berry By-Pass
             resulting from the State Government‘s unnecessarily lengthy investigation of how to upgrade
             the Princes Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry,

      (e)    notes that despite funding being provided by the Federal Government three years ago, the
             upgrade of the highway between South Nowra and the Jervis Bay turn-off has been delayed
             because of the Roads and Traffic Authority‘s failure to award a tender for construction until a
             few weeks before the recent State Election, and

      (f)    calls on the State Government to allocate significant funds to enable upgrades to commence on
             dangerous sections of the Princes Highway between Nowra and the Victorian border.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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11.   Ms Hale to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment
      Act 1979 to restore a measure of community and Council control over planning decisions, to increase
      accountability, to improve definitions, and for other purposes.

      (Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Restoration of Community Participation) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


12.   Ms Robertson to move—

      That this House:

      (a)   notes the important challenges facing government in New South Wales, across a number of
            areas, including but not limited to:

            (i)     provision of physical and economic infrastructure,
            (ii)    service delivery in key areas such as health, education, and transport,
            (iii)   maintaining a safe and fair society,
            (iv)    growing the New South Wales economy and attracting jobs to this state,
            (v)     providing programs that reduce inequality and promote social justice
            (vi)    making New South Wales a great place to live,

      (b)   recognises the importance of developing the economy and advancing society in country areas,

      (c)   notes that the Government addresses these issues and other important challenges facing New
            South Wales, and

      (d)   endorses the State Plan as an outstanding blueprint setting out the future direction for
            Government in New South Wales, and for addressing solutions to the greatest challenges facing
            this State.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


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ITEMS OUTSIDE THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

1.    Crimes Amendment (Murder of Police Officers) Bill 2007: resumption of the adjourned debate of
      the question on the motion of Mr Gallacher: That this bill be now read a second time (5 calendar days
      from 10 May 2007)—Mr Harwin. (20 minutes)


2.    Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Liquor Act 1982 to require packaged
      liquor to contain a health warning about the danger of drinking when pregnant.

      (Liquor Amendment (Health Warning for Pregnant Women) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


3.    Ms Rhiannon to move—
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     1.    That a joint select committee be appointed to inquire into and report on funding of, and
           disclosure of donations to, political parties and candidates, and in particular:
           (a)    all matters associated with electoral funding and disclosure,

           (b)    the advantages and disadvantages of banning all donations from corporations, unions and
                  organizations to parties and candidates,

           (c)    the advantages and disadvantages of introducing limits upon expenditure in election
                  campaigns,

           (d)    the impact of political donations on the democratic process, and

           (e)    any related matters.

     2.    That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the standing orders of either House, the
           committee consist of six members as follows:

           (a)    three members of the Legislative Council of whom:

                  (i)        one must be a government member,
                  (ii)       one must be an opposition member, and
                  (iii)      one must be a cross bench member,

           (b)    three members of the Legislative Assembly of whom:

                  (i)        one must be a government member,
                  (ii)       one must be an opposition member, and
                  (iii)      one must be a cross bench member.

     3.    That the members be nominated in writing to the Clerk of the Parliaments and the Clerk of the
           Legislative Assembly by the relevant party leaders and the independent and cross-bench
           members respectively within seven days of this resolution being agreed to by both Houses.

     4.    That, notwithstanding anything in the standing orders of either House, at any meeting of the
           committee, any four members of the committee will constitute a quorum, provided that the
           committee meets as a joint committee at all times.

     5.    That the Committee report by the last sitting day in November 2007.

     6.    That the House requests the Legislative Assembly to agree to a similar resolution and name the
           time and place for the first meeting.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


4.   Mr Cohen to move—

     That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery
     Act 2001 to introduce a container deposit scheme in New South Wales if the targets of the latest
     National Packaging Covenant are not met after the mid-term review of the Covenant in 2008; and for
     other purposes.

     (Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (Container Recovery) Bill 2007)

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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5.   Ms Hale to move—

     That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment
     Act 1979 with respect to the collection of affordable housing contributions from developers; and for
     other purposes.

     (Environmental Planning      and    Assessment    Amendment      (Affordable    Housing    Development
     Contributions) Bill)

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


6.   Ms Parker to move—

     1.     That this House:

            (a)   notes the recent announcement by the Prime Minister of $10 million from the Federal
                   Government for the Myall Way flyover,

            (b)   condemns the Government for failing to match this funding, despite repeated lobbying
                   from the community such as the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Overpass Taskforce,

            (c)   notes the NRMA‘s Pacific Highway Route Performance Report, released in November
                   2006, which highlighted 229 crashes, 20 fatalities and 200 injuries on the highway
                   between Karuah and Bulahdelah in the three years from January 2003 to December 2005,

            (d)   notes Roads and Traffic Authority figures which show that since the Yelgun-Chinderah
                   bypass was opened along the Pacific Highway, the number of B-double trucks through
                   Nabiac has increased from 50 to 200 each day, and

            (e)   notes that the failure of the Government to build this flyover now, will result in a much
                   higher cost for the project in 10 to 15 years time.

     2.     That this House calls on the Government to match the $10 million commitment from the Federal
            Government and get on with the job of making this intersection safer for all motorists, by
            constructing a flyover at the at the Myall Way turnoff along the Pacific Highway.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


7.   Dr Kaye to move—

     That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
     passing of this resolution any documents in the possession, custody or control of the Minister for
     Education and Training, the Department of Education and Training, the Minister for Industrial
     Relations, or the Department of Industrial Relations, created since January 1998, relating to allegations
     of misconduct against staff, management or the board of Redeemer Baptist School and any document
     which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of the House.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)


8.   Ms Fazio to move—

     That this House objects to the decision of Bio-Security Australia to lift restrictions on the importation
     of avocadoes from New Zealand despite concerns from Avocado Australia that the risk of avocado
     blight from these imports still exists.

     (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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9.    Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1900 to make it an offence to
      publish material that incites or promotes terrorism or other violence.

      (Crimes Amendment (Incitement or Promotion of Terrorism and Violence) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


10.   Mr West to move—

      That this House:

      (a)    condemns the anti-union workplace practices of American supermarket chain, Wal-Mart,

      (b)    notes the social cost of Wal-Mart‘s employment practices, and

      (c)    condemns moves to green light, through Federal Government legislation, similar anti-worker
             employment practices in New South Wales.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


11.   Mr Gallacher to move—

      1.     That this House notes:

             (a)    at its peak in 2003 New South Wales Police had 15,168 sworn police officers and as of
                    28 February 2007 there were 15,251 sworn officers, an increase of just 83 officers,

             (b)    despite the announcement on 19 March 2006 by the New south Wales Premier that the
                    number of sworn police officers would be increased by 750 that as of 28 February 2007
                    the overall New South Wales Police force authorised strength increased by just 699
                    officers,

             (c)    less than 489 of these officers went to frontline police positions,

             (d)    the authorised strength of just five Local Area Commands increased by more than nine
                    officers and just 30 of the 80 Local Area Commands received an increased in authorised
                    strength of more than five officers,

             (e)    despite an increase in overall police numbers, 56 Local Area Commands still have less
                    officers than they did at their peak in 2003. These Local Area Commands include
                    Botany Bay, City Central, Surry Hills, Harbourside, Eastern Beaches, Kings Cross, The
                    Rocks, Rose Bay, Eastern Suburbs, Newtown and North Shore – all Local Area
                    Commands that may or will need to be drawn upon in the unfortunate event of any
                    particularly serious security incident, particularly during the APEC Summit in
                    September, and

             (f)    34 of the Local Area Commands have less police officers than they are currently
                    authorised to have.

      2.     That this House expresses its dissatisfaction with the Government‘s delivery of increased police
             resources to our community.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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12.   Ms Fazio to move—

      That this House calls on the Federal Government to:

      (a)   reverse its decision to tape calls from women to the Pregnancy Helpline, and

      (b)   recognise that the taping of these calls and the retention of the tapes for seven years is an
            unwarranted invasion of privacy for the women concerned and has the potential to inhibit callers
            from contacting the service.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


13.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      1.    That this House notes that:

            (a)    the Federal Labor leader, Kevin Rudd, has stated that climate change is ―the
                   overwhelming moral challenge of our generation‖,

            (b)    Minister for Planning, Frank Sartor, told the Parliament in 2004 that ―climate change is
                   the most serious threat we face as a society‖,

            (c)    the port of Newcastle is currently the world‘s largest coal trading port exporting about 80
                   million tonnes of coal per year,

            (d)    the Iemma government‘s decision to approve a third coal loader at the port of Newcastle
                   will result in an extra 66 million tonnes of coal exported each year and expedite the
                   expansion of the coal industry in the Hunter and the Gunnedah Basin, and

            (e)    the coal exported through the new loader will increase global emissions of greenhouse
                   gases by 0.5 per cent.

      2.    That this House censures the Premier for his government‘s decision to approve a third coal
            loader, an irresponsible and dangerous act that will increase New South Wales‘ greenhouse gas
            emissions and accelerate climate change, and for his failure to deal with ―the overwhelming
            moral challenge of our generation‖.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


14.   Ms Fazio to move—

      1.    That this House calls on the Howard/Vaile Government to detail to the people of New South
            Wales where they will locate the 25 nuclear reactors which they have committed to establish
            across the nation.

      2.    That this House further calls on Barry O‘Farrell, Leader of the Opposition to explain his
            position on this issue given that the former Leader of the Opposition, Peter Debnam, had stated
            that ―we will rule out nuclear energy in New South Wales‖.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


15.   Ms Sharpe to move—

      1.    That this House notes:

            (a)    with concern that the Howard Government has:
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                   i.      abolished the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group,
                   ii.     de-funded the Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition,
                   iii.    replaced a genuine lobbying body with a hand-picked round table and then halved
                           the size of that round table,
                   iv.     abolished the position of Youth Minister,
                   v.      abolished the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Affairs,
                   vi.     abolished universal student unionism,
                   vii.    disenfranchised 18 year olds who are not enrolled to vote, and

            (b)    that research undertaken by Jude Sorenson from Edith Cowan University into the
                   operation of the Howard Government‘s National Youth Roundtable over the past six
                   years has found that:

                    i.     the young people involved were generally unhappy with their experiences, and in
                           particular felt that the contributions they had made were ignored, and
                   ii.     although roundtable delegates came up with over 200 recommendations, only six
                           were accepted by the Howard Government.

      2.    That this House calls on the Howard Government to:

            (a)    give young Australians a formal, funded mechanism to advise the Government on how
                   policies affect them, which is independent and representative, and which will act as a
                   genuine communication channel between youth representatives and service-providers
                   and the Federal Government,

            (b)    appoint a Youth Minister, and

            (c)    repeal laws that have the potential to deny up to 160,000 young people a vote at the next
                   election.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


16.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Public Health Act 1991 to prohibit the
      display of tobacco products, packages for tobacco products and representations of those products and
      packages at places where tobacco products are sold.

      (Public Health Amendment (Display of Tobacco Products) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


17.   Ms Hale to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to establish a framework to require all government
      agencies to set benchmarks and targets, and report on an annual basis performance against those
      targets, in social service areas and across portfolios; and for other purposes.

      (Accountable Government (Annual Reporting of Social Performance) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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18.   Dr Kaye to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution the following documents excluding any technical drawings, maps, plans or
      specifications, in the possession, custody or control of the Minister for Energy, Transgrid, the Minister
      for Infrastructure and Planning, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, the
      Minister for Mineral Resources or the Department of Mineral Resources:

      (a)    all documents created since January 2004 relating to the expansion of Mount Piper Power
             Station,

      (b)    all documents created since January 2003 relating to a proposed new coal-fired power station at
             Ulan,

      (c)    all drafting notes and the final report of the Demand Management Fund Task Force, and

      (d)    any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
             the House.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


19.   Ms Parker to move—

      1.     That this House:

             (a)    congratulates Craig Baumann on his election as the member for the State electoral
                    district of Port Stephens,

             (b)    notes that voters in Port Stephens have shown that they will no longer tolerate the
                    failures of the Government in their electorate, which includes and is not limited to its
                    failure to:
                    (i)     invest in the Myall Way flyover,
                    (ii)    reduce crime in the Tilligerry and Raymond Terrace,
                    (iii) provide the resources needed at Tomaree Community Hospital,
                    (iv) build a high school at Medowie,
                    (v)     upgrade vital road infrastructure such as Nelson Bay Road, and
                    (vi) adequately protect pristine environments such as Fame Cove.

      2.     That this House holds the Government to account for their election promises to the people of
             Port Stephens.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


20.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 to
      prohibit smoking in motor vehicles.

      (Smoke-free Environment Amendment (Motor Vehicle Prohibition) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)
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21.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      1.    That this House notes that:

            (a)    products produced by nanotechnology, the engineering of materials at the atomic level,
                   are already being sold in New South Wales,

            (b)    the National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) report
                   revealed that over ten thousand tonnes of nanomaterials are used in commercial
                   production in Australia each year,

            (c)    in 2004, the United Kingdom's Royal Society recommended that given their toxicity
                   risks, nanomaterials should be subject to rigorous safety assessments prior to their
                   commercial release, and factories and laboratories should treat nanomaterials as if they
                   were hazardous,

            (d)    despite widespread commercial use, New South Wales has no nano-specific safety
                   assessment process to protect workers and the environment from unsafe exposure and no
                   labelling requirement for nanomaterials in products,

            (e)    because of their very small size and higher chemical reactivity, nanomaterials can be
                   more toxic than the same materials in bulk form,

            (f)    nanomaterials are more readily inhaled than larger particles, can be ingested, and may
                   even be absorbed through the skin, and

            (g)    negotiations between the New South Wales, other state and federal governments have
                   been ongoing for more than one year, and although an options paper was released in
                   September 2006, there is still no agreement on a National Nanotechnology Strategy for
                   Australia.

      2.    That this House calls on the Premier, the Honourable Morris Iemma MP to:

            (a)    put an immediate moratorium on the release of commercial products containing
                   manufactured nanomaterials until adequate regulation is in place to manage the health
                   and environmental risks of nanomaterials and to address the broader societal challenges
                   associated with nanotechnology, and

            (b)    establish a regulatory body       to assess the health and environmental risks of
                   nanomaterials.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


22.   Mr Cohen to move—

      1.    That this House notes that:

            (a)    the River Red Gum forests of south-west New South Wales have international
                   conservation significance,

            (b)    these forests are being severely impacted upon by intensive logging practices and heavy
                   grazing, as well as lack of water due to irrigation practices,

            (c)    concrete, composite or recycled plastic sleepers are preferable options to the use of red
                   gum sleepers due to their lower environmental impacts, lower greenhouse emissions,
                   greater durability and lower cost over the long term; and

            (d)    the cultural significance of the country surrounding the Murray and Lower Darling
                   Rivers to indigenous people, including people of the Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta,
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                    Taungurung, Barapa Barapa, Wamba Wamba, Wadi Wadi, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji,
                    Weragaia and the Ngarrindjeri nations.

      2.     That this House calls:

             (a)    on the Victorian Government not to sign contracts that will use 300,000 red gum sleepers
                    from New South Wales forests to repair the Mildura rail line, and

             (b)    on the Government to urgently create a system of River Red Gum National Parks along
                    the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers and their tributaries, with Aboriginal ownership by
                    traditional owners wherever that is sought by them and in accordance with their
                    aspirations.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


23.   Dr Kaye to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution the following documents, excluding any photographs, technical drawings,
      maps, plans, designs or specifications, in the possession, custody or control of the Treasurer, NSW
      Treasury, the Minister for Energy, and all agencies within the portfolio responsibilities of the Minister
      for Energy:

      (a)    all documents created since October 2004 relating to the economic, financial and power system
             operations and planning modelling contributing to any proposals for new coal-fired power
             stations for New South Wales,

      (b)    all documents created since October 2004 related to any work undertaken with or in relation to
             the National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCO) on the need for new base
             load or peak load generation,

      (c)    all documents created since October 2004 relating to the economic, financial and power system
             operations and planning modelling of the level and cost of electricity transmission and
             distribution network infrastructure that would be needed to support new base load or peak load
             electricity generation capacity,

      (d)    all documents created since October 2004 relating to the economic, financial and power system
             operations and planning modelling undertaken to assess the extent of demand-side management
             and energy efficiency savings arising from current government energy savings policies and
             programs,

      (e)    all documents created since January 2004 relating to the economic, financial and power system
             operations and planning modelling of generation alternatives to new coal-fired electricity
             generation, including but not limited to wind generation, bio-energy, solar, and

      (f)    any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
             the House.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


24.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      1.     That this House notes the social, and economic benefits of rail as part of a sustainable transport
             system for the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

      2.     That this House calls on the Government to:
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            (a)    immediately introduce regular, affordable local passenger trains on the Casino to
                   Murwillumbah rail line that caters for workers, students, seniors, young people, people
                   with disabilities, families, tourists and other commuters,

            (b)    commence planning for a rail link from Murwillumbah to the Gold Coast, and

            (c)    develop an integrated transport plan that meets the current and future transport needs of
                   communities in the Northern Rivers region.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


25.   Mr Cohen to move—

      That this House:

      (a)   expresses its concern about the Canadian human rights report which found that political
            prisoners in China are being executed and their body parts harvested for use in transplants,

      (b)   notes with concern the report‘s claim that since 2000 almost 40,000 transplants have been
            carried out using body parts harvested from executed members of the Falun Gong movement,

      (c)   expresses its abhorrence of the practice of organ harvesting, and

      (d)   calls on the Federal Government to pressure the Chinese Government to begin an independent
            investigation into claims of human organ harvesting.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


26.   Ms Hale to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 with
      respect to water charges for social housing tenants, rent increases and termination of leases; and for
      other purposes.

      (Residential Tenancies Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


27.   Dr Kaye to move—

      1.    That this House notes:

            (a)    that in the long term, government debt financing of public infrastructure provides better
                   value for the public than public-private partnerships (PPPs),

            (b)    that PPPs involve the expenditure of public money and therefore all arrangements
                   entered into must be publicly available, and

            (c)    that the guidelines to which all PPP contracts and negotiations must conform, adopted by
                   the governments of Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia offer far greater
                   protection to the public interest than those operating in New South Wales.

      2.    That this House calls on the Government to desist from using PPPs as a method of financing
            public infrastructure.

      3.    That, in the event that the Government persists with using PPPs as a method of financing public
            infrastructure, this House calls on the Government to:
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             (a)    establish an independent inquiry to determine the extent to which PPPs serve the needs of
                    the community rather than the interests of party of government and the finance and
                    construction industries,

             (b)    ensure that any future PPP negotiations and contracts conform to the following process:
                    (i)    once negotiated and in final draft form, contracts be checked and approved by
                           both the Auditor-General and Public Accounts Committee prior to final
                           government sign off,
                    (ii)   all aspects of all PPP contracts be made publicly available at the date of final
                           signing, with no regard being paid to ‗commercial in confidence‘ considerations,
                           and
                    (iii) all contracts be subject to a review and reporting process within six months of
                           becoming public,

             (c)    publish a detailed explanation of its public sector comparator, including the underlying
                    assumptions used to determine the comparator‘s criteria and measurements for each PPP
                    contract, and

             (d)    exhibit the details of all public sector comparators for each PPP contract at the same time
                    as the contract is made public.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


28.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend civil liability and workers and motor
      accidents compensation legislation to establish a single, consistent procedure for the recovery and
      quantification of common law damages for all fault-based injuries, whether the injuries occur at work,
      while driving or in public areas.

      (Fair Rights for Injured People Bill 2007)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


29.   Ms Hale to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 to
      limit building and strata manager contracts to one year and establish guidelines on fair contracts, to
      ensure faster resolution of disputes, to establish new standards of transparency and honest dealing, to
      mandate independent assessment of new building defects, to establish a Strata Ombudsman to resolve
      problems; and for other purposes.

      (Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


30.   Dr Kaye to move—

      1.     That this House:

             (a)    notes the excellent work of the NSW Board of Studies in developing world-standard
                    curricula for New South Wales schools that recognise amongst other things the
                    demographic, political and social diversity of the community,

             (b)    congratulates teachers in public schools in New South Wales for exercising sensitivity
                    and professional judgement when dealing with controversial issues in the classroom,
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            (c)    recognises the need to develop and implement curricula in an environment free from
                   hysteria and political pressure,

            (d)    notes that on 1 May 2007 Opposition Education spokesman Andrew Stoner accused both
                   teachers in public education and the Board of Studies of ―left wing bias‖ and ―political
                   correctness‖, and

            (e)    calls on the Leader of the Opposition to dismiss Mr Stoner from the Education portfolio
                   and replace him with a spokesperson who can be trusted to act in the best interests of all
                   students in New South Wales.

      2.    That this House censures Mr Stoner for this behaviour in that it is detrimental to the best
            interests of the students in New South Wales schools and constitutes an attempt to constrain the
            Board of Studies from exercising its expertise in developing curriculum

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


31.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers)
      Act 2001, the Local Government Act 1993 and the State Owned Corporations Act 1989 to protect
      workers in NSW from the adverse effects of the Commonwealth WorkChoices Legislation; and for
      other purposes.

      (Your Rights at Work Bill 2007)

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


32.   Mr Cohen to move—

      That this House:

      (a)   recognises the invaluable contribution to public policy development by the non-government
            sector in New South Wales,

      (b)   condemns the Federal Government for its decision to end funding of the policy advocacy and
            policy work of peak environment groups around Australia, including the Nature Conservation
            Council of NSW, and

      (c)   affirms its support for the public funding of peak non-government advocacy and policy
            organisations.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


33.   Mr Cohen to move—

      1.    That this House calls on COAG Health Group, as well as the Commonwealth and State
            Governments, to deliver a comprehensive solution to the current problem of young people
            living in nursing homes, which should include:

            (a)    a comprehensive funding plan involving partnerships with all relevant jurisdictions, their
                   provider sector, consumers and a timetable for implementation,

            (b)    a clearly articulated transition process to enable individuals to plan how their housing,
                   support and respite needs, along with those of their families/carers will be met in the
                   future, and to enable support services to be delivered into their current nursing home
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                   accommodation as a matter of priority while they wait for alternative options to be
                   created,

            (c)    a blueprint for the development of new accommodation options for targeted individuals
                   living in aged care that provide ‗whole of life‘, and ‗rest of life‘ options,

            (d)    a process by which disability, aged care and carer support providers can work together
                   with individuals and families in the developments of new services,

            (e)    plans for permanent joint funding arrangements that create a more responsive community
                   care system to prevent inappropriate admissions of young people into aged care,

            (f)    development of a sustainable funding and service pathway out of aged care and acute
                   care settings for younger people who have no other options, and

            (g)    mechanisms to ensure that young people have access to appropriate social environments
                   as a key element of their support.

      2.    That this House urges the Government:

            (a)    to allocate the necessary funding to ensure a smooth transition from the existing
                   unsatisfactory situation, to a situation that enables young people to live in their
                   communities with family and friends, and

            (b)    to work with the Commonwealth to institute a national no fault insurance scheme for
                   people suffering catastrophic injury.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


34.   Mr Cohen to move—

      1.    That this House:

            (a)    notes the looming crisis of dwindling global oil supplies known as peak oil.

            (b)    calls on the Government to adopt the Oil Depletion Protocol, which can be found in full
                   at www.oildepletionprotocol.org, as drafted by international authority on peak oil, Dr
                   Colin Campbell, and is also known, with slight changes in wording, as the ―The Rimini
                   Protocol‖ and ―The Uppsala Protocol‖, and

            (c)    calls on the Government to commit signatories to the following principles, namely that:
                   (a)     a convention of nations shall be called to consider the issue with a view to
                           agreeing to an accord with the following objectives:
                           (i)    to avoid profiteering from shortage, such that oil prices may remain in
                                  reasonable relationship with production cost,
                           (ii)   to allow poor countries to afford their imports,
                           (iii) to avoid destabilising financial flows arising from excessive oil prices,
                           (iv) to encourage consumers to avoid waste,
                           (v)    to stimulate the development of alternative energies,
                   (b)     such an accord shall have the following outline provisions:
                           (i)    the world and every nation shall aim to reduce oil consumption by at least
                                  the world depletion rate,
                           (ii)   no country shall produce oil at above its present depletion rate,
                           (iii) no country shall import at above the world depletion rate,
                           (iv) the depletion rate is defined as annual production as a percent of what is
                                  left (reserves plus yet-to-find),
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                          (v)    the preceding provisions refer to regular conventional oil—which category
                                 excludes heavy oils with cut-off of 17.5 API, deepwater oil with a cut-off
                                 of 500 metres, polar oil, gas liquids from gas fields, tar sands, oil shale, oil
                                 from coal, biofuels such as ethanol, etc,
                          (vi) detailed provisions shall cover the definition of the several categories of
                                 oil, exemptions and qualifications, and the scientific procedures for the
                                 estimation of depletion rate,
                          (vii) the signatory countries shall cooperate in providing information on their
                                 reserves, allowing full technical audit, such that the depletion rate may be
                                 accurately determined,
                          (viii) the signatory countries shall have the right to appeal their assessed
                                 depletion rate in the event of changed circumstances.

      2.    That this House notes that the Oil Depletion Protocol has already been adopted by a number of
            Australian organisations and is reportedly being considered by Brisbane City Council.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


35.   Ms Hale to move—

      That this House calls on the Government, through the Department of Housing, to instigate a program
      to support the creation of new limited equity and mixed equity housing cooperatives, by:

      (a)   modifying the existing cooperative program run by the Office of Community Housing to include
            assisting private limited-equity and mixed equity cooperatives,

      (b)   advertising for expressions of interest from general members of the public wanting to start a
            cooperative,

      (c)   advertising for expressions of interest from residential park residents, especially where a
            residential park may close,

      (d)   making a low or no-interest revolving loan fund available, or acting as guarantor for such loans,
            for cooperative proposals that are deemed feasible,

      (e)   assisting groups wishing to start a cooperative through providing financial advice and training,
            in partnership with non-government organisations such as the Association to Resource
            Cooperative Housing,

      (f)   working with local government, LandCom and other agencies to source free or low cost land
            with the appropriate zoning,

      (g)   ensuring that assisted cooperatives stay affordable in the future by placing regulations and
            caveats on assisted cooperatives to limit capital gain accruing to individuals by prioritizing
            limited equity or mixed equity cooperative forms, and

      (h)   facilitating the spread of cooperatives as a way of providing affordable housing.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


36.   Mr Cohen to move—

      1.    That this House notes:

            (a)    that the policy to allow recreational shooting in State forests has grave implications for
                   public safety, animal welfare and the environment,
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            (b)    that there is no scientific evidence that this policy will assist in the control of feral
                   animals and that recreational shooting in State forests is in conflict with co-coordinated
                   and sustainable feral animal control and eradication strategies,

            (c)    that on 15 August 2006 a family‘s pet dog, ―Tas‖, was shot in Double Duke State Forest
                   by a recreational hunter licensed by the Game Council, and

            (d)    that the next victim of recreational hunters could be a horse rider, bushwalker, runner,
                   bike rider, birdwatcher, camper, child or member of any other group that uses State
                   forests for legitimate recreational purposes.

      2.    That this House calls on the Government:

            (a)    to scrap its policy of recreational shooting in State forests and abolish the Game Council,
                   and

            (b)    to return the State‘s forests and other public lands to the public.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


37.   Ms Hale to move—

      1.    That this House calls on the Government:

            (a)    to adopt the broad recommendations related to public housing redevelopment contained
                   in the study ‗Leaving Minto: A Study of the Social and Economic Impacts of Public
                   Housing Estate Redevelopment‘,

            (b)    to guarantee there will be no net loss of public housing arising from any redevelopment
                   of public housing in New South Wales,

            (c)    to ensure that both internal and external processes relating to the replacement of any
                   public housing stock are fully transparent and publicly accountable,

            (d)    not to enter into any public/private partnerships to redevelop public housing where the
                   taxpayer carries the risk of loss of profit for the developer or where public housing stock
                   is required to be sold off to pay for the redevelopment,

            (e)    to investigate public sector borrowing to fund new public housing infrastructure,

            (f)    to ensure that an Environmental Impact Statement is conducted in relation to all estates
                   targeted for significant redevelopment,

            (g)    to investigate augmentation of public housing through a range of approaches including
                   dramatically increasing public housing stock to provide rental accommodation to tenants
                   who may be able to pay higher rents and thereby cross-subsidise low rent paid by low
                   income tenants,

            (h)    to ensure that each redevelopment of a public housing estate also comprises a proportion
                   of ‗affordable housing stock‘ (for example, for low income workers), either rented
                   through a Community Housing Association or for affordable purchase with contractual
                   restraints on resale, and

            (i)    to ensure that a detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is conducted as part of planning
                   any public housing renewal and that the SIA informs the final decision as to the nature
                   and extent of renewal.
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      2.    That this House further calls on the Government to ensure that any SIA process includes:

            (a)     a recognition that public housing estates are not homogenous, and are made up of
                    smaller internal sub-community groupings, and that any renewal project must give these
                    smaller groups a say in the decisions that affect them,

            (b)     the principles of Triple Bottom Line accounting and total community cost – i.e. the full
                    costs to the community in economic, social and environmental terms,

            (c)     a recognition that effective community renewal is a gradual process, and

            (d)     a recognition of the important role that all communities perform in terms of providing
                    valuable social and economic support to fellow community members.

      (Notice given 9 May 2007)


38.   Ms Hale to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution the following documents created since 1 January 2004, in the possession,
      custody or control of the Minister for Lands, the Department of Lands, the Premier, the Office of the
      Premier, the Treasurer, NSW Treasury, the Minister for Natural Resources, the Department of Natural
      Resources, the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Department of the
      Environment, Climate Change and Water, including the Environmental Protection Authority and the
      National Parks and Wildlife service, the Minister for Planning, the Department of Planning, the
      Minister for Tourism, the Department of Tourism, the Minister for Finance, and the Minister for
      Commerce, relating to the lease of land in the Killalea State Park to Killalea Coastal Investments Pty
      Ltd:

      (a)   any correspondence between any government department or agency, Shellharbour Council or
            Kiama Council, with Killalea Coastal Investments Pty Ltd, Mariner Financial Ltd or any other
            related company,

      (b)   any agreement or draft agreement between the government or Killalea State Park Trust with
            Killalea Coastal Investments Pty Ltd, Mariner Financial Ltd or any other related company
            relating to the leasing of part or the whole of Killalea State Park,

      (c)   any document relating to future maintenance of part, or the whole of Killalea State Park,

      (d)   any document relating to future revenue from the Killalea State Park, and

      (e)   any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
            the House.

      (Notice given 10 May 2007)


39.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      1.    That this House:

            (a)     notes that a two year investigation of the kangaroo meat industry by Animal Liberation
                    has uncovered a range of unsafe and unsustainable practices, including the unhygienic
                    production of kangaroo meat, and a 70 per cent kill rate of female kangaroos,

            (b)     notes that a death rate of more than 50 per cent of female kangaroos will have a
                    devastating impact on the gene pool and the sustainability of kangaroo species, and
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            (c)    congratulates Animal Liberation for their work in alerting the people of Europe to the
                   operations of the kangaroo industry and their efforts to persuade key overseas markets
                   not to buy kangaroo meat.

      2.    That this House calls on the Government to:

            (a)    place a moratorium on the kangaroo meat industry in New South Wales, and

            (b)    establish an independent inquiry to investigate the findings of Animal Liberation and in
                   particular to report on the impacts of the industry on the sustainability and genetic
                   diversity of kangaroo populations, the animal welfare and cruelty implications of the
                   industry, the food safety of the product and alternative non-lethal methods of population
                   control.

      (Notice given 10 May 2007)


40.   Mr Gallacher to move—

      That this House notes:

      (a)   that the Government has failed to adopt the Liberal/Nationals coalition policy of mandatory life
            sentences for those convicted of killing a police officer,

      (b)   that the Government has failed to take action to ensure all responsible for the murder of
            Constable Glen McEnally are charged with his murder and sentenced to life in prison,

      (c)   that this House expresses its dissatisfaction with the Government‘s failure to meet community
            standards in ensuring those responsible for the death of a police officer are sentenced
            accordingly, and

      (d)   calls on the Attorney General as a matter of urgency to indicate to the House what steps the
            government is now taking to seek a reversal of the decision by the Director of Public
            Prosecutions to prefer a charge of manslaughter over murder for Motekiai Taufahema.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


41.   Mr Gay to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution the following documents:

      (a)   all documents, whether in written or electronic form, including briefing preparation, notes and
            correspondence, not previously provided to the House, and created between 1 January 2002 and
            18 October 2006, in the possession, custody or control of The Cabinet Office, the Roads and
            Traffic Authority (RTA), the Premier‘s Department, the Department of Infrastructure, the
            Premier, the Minister for Roads and the Minister for Transport, relating to the decision to
            proceed with the widening of the Spit Bridge,

      (b)   all documents, whether in written or electronic form, including briefing preparation, notes and
            correspondence, not previously provided to the House, and in the possession, custody or control
            of The Cabinet Office, the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA), the Premier‘s Department, the
            Department of Infrastructure, the Premier, the Minister for Roads and the Minister for
            Transport, relating to the decision not to proceed with the widening of the Spit Bridge,

      (c)   the following documents considered exempt and not provided, either in whole or in part, in
            response to the freedom of information request from Mike Baird MP, and referred to in the
            ―Determination – Notification of Partial Access Approval – posting Documents to Applicant
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             s.28 (1) & (2)‖, FOI Ref No 2007/FI/0202, dated 11 May 2007, by the following identifying
             numbers:
              i.    documents 148, 160, 202, 424, 426-452, 488-509, 510-517, 518-523, 526, 528-530 543-
                    549 550-571 572-580 582-603,
             ii.    documents 582-603 titled ‗Spit Bridge Widening- Tender Comparison Summary Sheet
                    and Schedule of Prices‘,
            iii.    documents 374-375 in entirety,
            iv.     document 376 dated December 1, 2006, and

      (d)    any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
             the House.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


42.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to require the public to be notified of the identity and
      residential address of convicted child sex offenders.

      (Child Protection (Nicole‘s Law) Bill)

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


43.   Mr Harwin to move—

      1.     That a select committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the funding of, and disclosure
             of donations to, political parties, and candidates in state and local government elections, and in
             particular:

             (a)    all matters associated with electoral funding and disclosure,

             (b)    the advantages and disadvantages of banning all donations from corporations, unions and
                    organisations to parties and candidates,

             (c)    the advantages and disadvantages of introducing limits on expenditure in election
                    campaigns,

             (d)    the impact of political donations on the democratic process, and

             (e)    any related matters.

      2.     That notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders, the committee consist of six
             members of the Legislative Council of whom:

             (a)    two must be government members,

             (b)    two must be opposition members, and

             (c)    two must be cross bench members.

      3.     That, notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders, at any meeting of the
             committee, any four members of the committee will constitute a quorum.

      4.     That the Committee report by the first sitting day in March 2008.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)
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44.   Mr Cohen to move—

      1.     That the report of the Independent Legal Arbiter, Sir Laurence Street, dated 15 May 2007, on
             the disputed claim of privilege on papers relating to Boral Timber, be laid on the table by the
             Clerk.

      2.     That, on tabling, the report is authorised to be published.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


45.   Ms Parker to move—

      That this House:

      (a)    notes and recognises Reconciliation Week 2007, which this year marks:

             (i)    the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, which recorded the highest ‗yes‘ vote from
                    any Australian referendum, removed clauses that discriminated against Indigenous
                    Australians and gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws on behalf of
                    Indigenous people, and
             (ii)   the 15th anniversary of the Mabo land rights decision, which recognised for the first time
                    Indigenous peoples‘ entitlements to their traditional lands under their traditional laws,
                    and

      (b)    congratulates the Federal Government on increasing funding to Indigenous specific programmes
             by 42 percent since their election in 1996, which will reach $3.5 billion in the next financial
             year.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


46.   Mr Gay to move—

      1.     That the report of the Independent Legal Arbiter, Sir Laurence Street, dated 9 May 2007, on the
             disputed claim of privilege on papers relating to the Gretley mine disaster, be laid on the table
             by the Clerk.

      2.     That, on tabling, the report is authorised to be published.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


47.   Ms Rhiannon to move—

      That this House notes that:

      (a)    the Premier Morris Iemma will shortly meet a delegation from Indonesia to reactivate a sister
             province cooperation between Jakarta and New South Wales,

      (b)    the West Papuan people face great challenges including ongoing human rights abuses, the
             exploitation of their natural resources with little or no benefit to themselves, the danger of
             becoming a minority in their own land as the result of migrants arriving daily and an
             HIV/AIDS epidemic, and

      (c)    contacts between people of different nations can help foster cooperation and respect for human
             rights, and therefore welcomes the Premier‘s decision to meet with the Indonesian delegation.

      (Notice given by Ms Hale, on behalf of Ms Rhiannon, 29 May 2007)
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48.   Mr Pearce to move—

      1.    That the report of the Independent Legal Arbiter, Sir Laurence Street, dated 25 May 2007, on
            the disputed claim of privilege on papers relating to Hunter Rail cars, be laid on the table by the
            Clerk.

      2.    That, on tabling, the report is authorised to be published.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


49.   Ms Robertson to move—

      That this House:

      (a)   notes comments by the member for Burrinjuck, as quoted in the Canberra Times and on ABC
            radio, calling on the Federal Government to fund an upgrade to the Barton Highway,

      (b)   notes that the Barton Highway is a federally funded road,

      (c)   commends the member for Burrinjuck for standing up to her Liberal colleagues in Canberra,
            and

      (d)   calls on the New South Wales Nationals to follow the member for Burrinjuck‘s lead and stand
            up to their Coalition colleagues in the Federal Government and lobby for New South Wales to
            get an appropriate and real share of federal taxation revenues.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


50.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1900 with respect to the age
      of consent in relation to sexual offences against males and females.

      (Crimes Amendment (Age of Consent) Bill)

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


51.   Mr Gallacher to move—

      That this House:

      (a)   notes that Labor has taken the Hunter region for granted over the past 12 years and has failed to
            invest in vital infrastructure,

      (b)   notes that Labor‘s Lower Hunter Strategy contains no details for infrastructure spending for the
            Hunter region,

      (c)   condemns the Government for its failure to provide vital infrastructure spending for the Hunter
            in recent state budgets, and

      (d)   calls on the Treasurer and the Minister for the Hunter to commit to vital infrastructure funding
            for the Hunter in the upcoming June state budget.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)
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52.   Dr Kaye to move—

      1.    That this House notes that:

            (a)    operation of the proposed Kurnell desalination plant would add up to 1.4 per cent to New
                   South Wales‘ stationary energy source greenhouse gas emissions,

            (b)    the proposed plant is an expensive solution to securing water supply in light of cheaper
                   and more cost effective methods of dealing with the current water crisis, including level
                   4 water restrictions, the use of treated grey water and storm water, and increased use of
                   rainwater tanks,

            (c)    the construction of a desalination plant would create large scale financial risk for Sydney
                   Water consumers and for the economy of New South Wales in that, in the event of
                   substantial rainfall in the catchment area, it would become an unnecessary and
                   underutilised asset,

            (d)    the construction of large pipelines through Sydney suburbs would cause excessive noise
                   and disruption and in some instances would prevent local residents from accessing their
                   driveways for up to 23 days at a time,

            (e)    the construction of associated pipelines under Botany Bay would cause significant
                   environmental damage to the marine ecology,

            (f)    operation of the proposed plant would have an unacceptable impact on the marine
                   environment,

            (g)    operation of the proposed plant would consume large amounts of electrical energy and
                   increase the risk of reaching capacity constraints on the distribution system, and increase
                   the need for new and environmentally unacceptable fossil fuel burning generators,

            (h)    implementing level 4 water restrictions is a lower cost and lower economic risk means of
                   protecting Sydney‘s water supply through periods of drought, and

            (i)    recycling, rainwater tanks and storm water harvesting, and demand reduction through
                   efficiency improvements are more cost-effective and lower risk means of securing
                   Sydney‘s water supply in the longer term.

      2.    That this House calls on the Government to abandon the proposed desalination plant at Kurnell.

      3.    That this House calls on the Government to:

            (a)    reinstate the use of Level IV water restrictions to manage Sydney‘s water storages if
                   levels fall below 35 per cent, and

            (b)    implement a comprehensive plan of water management including increased efficiency,
                   on-site and local recycling and massively increased use of storm water tanks.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


53.   Mr Gay to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution all documents created since January 2006, excluding any photographs,
      technical drawings, plans, designs or specifications, in the possession, custody or control of the
      Premier, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Minister for Roads, the Roads and Traffic
      Authority, the Minister for Planning, or the Department of Planning relating to the proposed
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      duplication of the Iron Cove Bridge, and any document which records or refers to the production of
      documents as a result of this order of the House.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


54.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Family Impact
      Commission to study the moral, social and economic effects on the family unit of certain laws and
      proposed laws and the Government expenditure; and for related purposes.

      (Family Impact Commission Bill)

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


55.   Mr Gay to move—

      That, under standing order 52, there be laid upon the table of the House within 14 days of the date of
      passing of this resolution the following documents in the possession, custody or control of the Premier,
      The Cabinet Office, the Minister for Lands, the Department of Lands, the Treasurer, NSW Treasury,
      the Minister for Planning, the Department of Planning, the Minister for Local Government, or the
      Department of Local Government, created since March 2003:

      (a)    all documents relating to the sale or potential sale of Crown land administered by a Crown land
             trust, to private or commercial developers or any other body,

      (b)    all documents relating to the leasing of Crown land administered by a Crown land trust, to
             private or commercial developers or any other body, and

      (c)    any document which records or refers to the production of documents as a result of this order of
             the House.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


56.   Mr Cohen to move—

      That this House:

      (a)    calls on Forests NSW to immediately halt logging in Compartment 3046 of the Bodalla State
             Forest,

      (b)    notes the conservation value of the forest land surrounding Gulaga mountain, as well as its
             natural beauty, cultural significance to the traditional owners, and importance to local tourism,

      (c)    notes that on 23 May 2007 the traditional owners of the land, the Yuin people, served a notice
             of eviction to Forests NSW officials at the site of Compartment 3046, to signal their protest at
             the cultural damage that will be created by further logging of the area,

      (d)    calls on the Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water to reserve Compartment
             3046, as well as compartments 3044, 3045, 3047, 3048, 3049, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3054, and
             3055, as additions to Gulaga National Park, and

      (e)    calls on the government to review the Forest Agreement for the Southern Region, as well as the
             Upper and Lower North East Forest Agreements, as required under the Forestry and National
             Park Estate Act 1998.

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)
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57.   Ms Cusack to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Fair Trading Act 1987 to require the
      Roads and Traffic Authority to record a motor vehicle‘s odometer reading in the vehicle‘s annual
      registration papers.

      (Fair Trading Amendment (Motor Vehicle Odometer Monitoring) Bill)

      (Notice given 29 May 2007)


59.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to include dyslexia within the disability criteria of the
      NSW Department of Education and Training in respect of the Special Education Initiative for students
      with disabilities.

      (Educational Support for Dyslexic Children Bill)

      (Notice given 30 May 2007)


60.   Revd Mr Nile to move—

      That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1900 to ensure that offences
      under that Act relating to the infliction of grievous bodily harm extend to the destruction of a child in
      utero of a pregnant woman (other than in the course of a medical procedure).

      (Crimes Amendment (Grievous Bodily Harm) Bill)

      (Notice given 30 May 2007)


                                              ____________________


GOVERNMENT BUSINESS—NOTICES OF MOTIONS

1.    Mr Kelly to move—

      That, under section 14 of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1971, the Honourable
      Don Harwin be appointed as Trustee of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund.

      (Notice given 30 May 2007)


                                              ____________________


GOVERNMENT BUSINESS—ORDERS OF THE DAY

1.    Professional Standards Amendment (Mutual Recognition) Bill 2007: second reading—Mr Kelly.

      (Standing Orders suspended for remaining stages, Wednesday 30 May 2007)
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2.   Criminal Procedure Amendment (Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2007: second reading—Mr Roozendaal.

     (Standing Orders suspended for remaining stages, Wednesday 30 May 2007)


3.   Mental Health Bill 2007: second reading—Mr Kelly.

     (Standing Orders suspended for remaining stages, Wednesday 30 May 2007)


4.   Private Health Facilities Bill 2007: second reading—Mr Hatzistergos.

     (Standing Orders suspended for remaining stages, Wednesday 30 May 2007)


5.   Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Offender Compensation) Bill 2007: resumption of the adjourned
     debate (30 May 2007) of the question on the motion of Mr Roozendaal—That this bill be now read a
     second time—Mr Donnelly.

     (Standing Orders suspended for remaining stages, Wednesday 30 May 2007)

                                             ____________________



COMMITTEE REPORTS—ORDERS OF THE DAY

1.   Standing Committee on Law and Justice: Report No. 33 entitled ―Impact of the Family Law
     Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth)‖, dated November 2006: resumption of
     the adjourned debate (30 May 2007) of the question on the motion of Ms Robertson: That the House
     take note of the report—Mrs Pavey speaking. (5 minutes remaining)


2.   Standing Committee on Law and Justice: Report No. 30 entitled ―Community based sentencing
     options for rural and remote areas and disadvantaged populations‖, dated March 2006: resumption of
     the adjourned debate (30 May 2007) of the question on the motion of Ms Robertson: That this House
     take note of the report—Ms Robertson speaking. (7 minutes remaining)

                                             ____________________


CONTINGENT NOTICES OF MOTIONS
     Note: Contingent notices of motion are listed in full on the Notice Paper for the first sitting day of each
     week. On other days only new contingent notices will be published in the Notice Paper.

     TAKE NOTE OF PAPER

1.   Contingent on the President, a Minister, any member or the Clerk tabling any report or document,
     member to move after Notices of Motions: That Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended to allow
     the moving of a motion forthwith ―That the House take note of the paper (to be stated).‖

     Given by:

     Mr Veitch

     (Notice given 30 May 2007)
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     INSTRUCTION TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

2.   Contingent on a motion being agreed to for the second reading of any bill: That standing orders be
     suspended to allow the moving of a motion forthwith for an Instruction to the Committee of the Whole
     in relation to the bill.

     Given by:

     Mr Veitch

     (Notice given 30 May 2007)


     PRECEDENCE OF ITEM OF BUSINESS

3.   Contingent on the President calling on any notice of motion or the Clerk being called upon to read any
     order of the day: That standing and sessional orders be suspended to allow the moving of a motion
     forthwith that a particular order of the day or motion on the Notice Paper be called on forthwith.

     Given by:

     Mr Veitch

     (Notice given 30 May 2007)


     PASSING OF BILL THROUGH ALL STAGES

4.   Contingent on any bill being presented by the Legislative Assembly to the Legislative Council for its
     concurrence and having been read by the Council for the first time: That standing orders be suspended
     to allow the passing of the bill through all its remaining stages during the present or any one sitting of
     the House.

     Given by:

     Mr Veitch

     (Notice given 30 May 2007)


     CONDUCT OF BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

5.   Contingent on the House on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to
     the House proceeding to the consideration of another item of business: That standing and sessional
     orders be suspended to allow the moving of a motion forthwith relating to the conduct of the business
     of the House.

     Given by:

     Mr Veitch

     (Notice given 30 May 2007)


     PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

6.   Contingent on the President having read the prayers: That standing and sessional orders be suspended
     to allow the moving of a motion forthwith that a particular order of the day or motion on the Notice
     Paper be called on forthwith.
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      Given by:

      Mr Veitch

      (Notice given 30 May 2007)


10.   PASSING OF BILLS THROUGH ALL STAGES

      Contingent on any of the undermentioned bills being presented by the Legislative Assembly to the
      Legislative Council for its concurrence and having been read by the Council for the first time: That
      standing orders be suspended to allow the passing of the bill through all its remaining stages during the
      present of any one sitting of the House:

      Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2007

      (Notice given 11.08 am, 10 May 2007)

      Drug and Alcohol Treatment Bill 2007
      Duties Amendment (First Home Plus One) Bill 2007
      Guardianship Amendment Bill 2007
      Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Amendment Bill 2007
      Terrorism (Police Powers) Amendment (Preventative Detention Orders) Bill 2007
      War Memorial Legislation Amendment (Increased Penalties) Bill 2007

      (Notice given 11.08 am, 30 May 2007)




                                                                                              Lynn Lovelock
                                                                              Acting Clerk of the Parliaments


                                Authorised by the Parliament of New South Wales

				
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