Page 2094 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 21 June 2005

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Radiation Act—Radiation (Fees) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-61 (without explanatory statement) (LR, 5 May 2005).

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Interim) Act—Rehabilitation of Offenders (Interim) (Sentence Administration Board) Appointment 2005 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-75 (LR, 30 May 2005).

Road Transport (General) Act—

Road Transport (General) (Application of Road Transport Legislation) Declaration 2005 (No 7)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-69 (LR, 12 May 2005).

Road Transport (General) (Driver Licence and Related Fees) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-82 (LR, 10 June 2005).

Road Transport (General) (Vehicle Registration and Related Fees) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-80 (LR, 10 June 2005).

Taxation Administration Act—Taxation Administration (Rates) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-81 (LR, 9 June 2005).

Utilities Act—Utilities (Variation of Industry Code) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-65 (LR, 5 May 2005).

Utilities Act and Utilities (Gas Restrictions) Regulation—Utilities (Gas Restriction Scheme) Approval 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-73 (LR, 30 May 2005).

Vocational Education and Training Act—Vocational Education and Training Authority Appointment 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-66 (LR, 5 May 2005).

Water Resources Act—Water Resources (Fees) Determination 2005 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-58 (without explanatory statement) (LR, 22 April 2005).

World Refugee Day 2005

Ministerial statement

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella—Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement concerning the 2005 World Refugee Day.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: I rise today to pay tribute to the countless men and women who come to our shores seeking refuge from conflict, calamity, torture and persecution. This year’s theme for World Refugee Day is courage, to recognise the bravery and strength of millions of refugees who rebuild their lives away from their own homes, away from the support of family and friends, away from their cultures and traditions.

There are currently more than 22 million refugees and asylum seekers worldwide and about 12,000 come to Australia annually. In Canberra, about 100 settle each year. Many successfully become part of our community and make a significant contribution to the social, economic and cultural life of our city. In Canberra, the first migrants came as refugees. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, significant numbers of people from Europe came to live in Australia and later, in the 1960s and 1970s, arrivals from the United Kingdom and Asia further diversified our population.

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