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Thursday, 22 September 1983
Page: 1232

The following notices were given:

Mr Lionel Bowen to move-

That this House-

(1) notes that Ministers have provided statements of their private interests, and those of their families of which they are aware, and that copies of those returns have been presented to the Parliament as a matter of public record;

(2) is of the opinion that all Members should provide similar statements of their private interests, including those of their families of which they are aware, covering the following matters:

(a) shareholdings in public and private companies (including holding companies) indicating the name of the company or companies;

(b) family and business trusts and nominee companies- (i) in which a beneficial interest is held, indicating the name of the trust, the nature of its operation and beneficial interest; and

(ii) in which the person or immediate family is a trustee, indicating the name of the trust, the nature of its operation and the beneficiary of the trust;

(c) real estate, indicating the location (suburb or area only) and the purpose for which it is owned;

(d) directorships in private companies, indicating the name of the company, its activities and the total amounts of its assets and liabilities;

(e) partnerships, indicating the nature of the interest, the activities of the partnership and the total amounts of its assets and liabilities;

(f) liabilities (excluding short-term credit arrangements) indicating the nature of the liability and the creditor concerned;

(g) the nature of any bonds, debentures and like investments;

(h) saving or investment accounts, indicating their nature and the name of the bank or other institutions concerned;

(i) the nature of any other assets (including collections, but excluding household and personal effects) each valued at over $5,000;

(j) the nature of any other substantial sources of income;

(k) gifts valued at more than $250 received from official sources, or at more than $100 where received from other than official sources;

(l) any sponsored travel or hospitality received; and

(m) any other interests, such as membership of organisations, where a conflict of interest with a Member's public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise;

(3) agrees that a public register of Members' statements of their private interests referred to in paragraph (2) should be established;

(4) agrees that Members should provide such statements on an annual basis and that amended statements should be provided if alterations in circumstances occur ;

(5) agrees that notwithstanding the lodgement of statements by Members and their incorporation in a public register individual Members should declare any relevant interest if they participate in a debate in the House or vote in a division in the House; and

(6) requests the Standing Orders Committee to consider and report upon-

(a) what changes to the standing orders may be required to give effect to the matters contained in paragraphs (2) and (5) of this resolution; and

(b) the desirability of adopting other provisions relating to Senators and Members contained in the report of the Committee of Inquiry into Public Duty and Private Interest (except constitutional matters, but including, in particular, a Code of Conduct).

Mr Shipton to move-

That this House-

(1) notes that the Australian Government proposes to launch a national tourism policy,

(2) welcomes the proposed appointment of Mr Paul Hogan to help sell Australia to Australians, and

(3) urges the Government to include, in such a program, the introduction of inbound duty free shopping facilities and the lowering of domestic air fares.