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Monday, 26 May 1997
Page: 4048

The following notices were given:

Mr Cadman to move—

That the following bills be referred to the Main Committee for further consideration:

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment 1997;

Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge— Excise) 1997;

Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge— Customs) 1997;

Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge— General) 1997;

National Residue Survey (Ratite Slaughter) Levy 1997;

Wine Export Charge 1997;

Wine Export Charge (Consequential Amendments) 1997;

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 1997;

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Activity Test Penalty Periods) 1997; and

Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Simplification Measures) 1997.

Mr Andren to move—

That this House:

(1)   condemns the major banks for their failure to pass on the full effect of the latest interest rate reduction;

(2)   notes that this decision comes at a time when the major banks' profits are at record high levels;

(3)   condemns the banks for their continual closure of branches and agencies, particularly in rural and regional areas; and

(4)   calls on the Government to implement recommendations of the Wallis inquiry to enhance the competition non-bank institutions can provide for established banks.