Next week will be the last full parliamentary sitting week of 2023, and my team and I are ready to make every minute count.
On Monday, I will table a Private Members Bill which seeks to leverage the recent High Court decision to bring Australia's immigration detention regime more in line with our international human rights obligations. On behalf of our community, I'm seeking to restrict immigration detention to 90 days and to ensure children will never again be subject to the cruelty that we once inflicted on Manus Island and Nauru.
Separately, I will also speak on behalf of all women experiencing violence and call on the government to establish the Australian Family Homicide Index to provide us with the insight we need to help save lives. With 58 women already reported dead from domestic violence in this year alone, we need to develop new and improved ways to address family violence, including an integrated and coordinated response across all levels of Government and services, better intervention programs and support for victims.
The Government's Closing Loopholes Bill — which will change the rights of casual workers — will also be back on the agenda for a final reading. I will continue to fight for reforms to this legislation to reduce the burden on small to medium size businesses whilst supporting stronger protections for workers. As the third largest business centre in Australia, our community has a particular interest in this area and I will continue to fight for the best outcomes for our community and economy.
Thank you as always for your feedback this week, and a special thank you to all who have joined our call for a Royal Commission into Australia's Immigration Detention regime. It's time to shine a light onto the suffering and costs of the privatised detention model, and I hope you will consider adding your name to the parliamentary petition if you have not already done so.