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Wednesday, 5 May 1993
Page: 96


Senator CHAMARETTE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)the commitment to peace and disarmament of 800 people from all over Australia who gathered in peaceful protest at the Nurrungar defence facility over Easter 1993, and

    (ii)the Government's recently released foreign policy priorities, which include working actively for further arms control and disarmament measures; and

  (b)calls on the Government to:

    (i)terminate the agreement binding its defence policy to that of the United States of America through facilities such as Nurrungar and Pine Gap, and

    (ii)demonstrate its foreign policy independence by working towards the establishment of an international arms control body which would use Nurrungar and Pine Gap as part of a multilateral arms and weapons testing monitoring regime.