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Tuesday, 8 December 1998
Page: 1654

The following notices were given:

Mr Laurie Ferguson to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia concluded that the 1983 Survey of Health of Former Atomic Test Personnel cannot be regarded as an adequate epidemiological study;

(2) expresses concern that there has been no further official study into the health and mortality of Australian personnel who participated in British nuclear tests and subsequent clean-up operations;

(3) acknowledges that the USA accepts as radiogenic a range of cancers and other conditions experienced by military personnel who were exposed to ionising radiation;

(4) notes that studies of British nuclear veterans have been conducted by the UK National Radiological Protection Board in 1988 and 1993 and, more recently, through Dundee University for the British Nuclear Tests Veterans Association;

(5) calls on the Minister for Defence to commission as a matter of urgency a rigorous health and mortality study of Australian atomic ex-service personnel and their children and grandchildren; and

(6) supports the involvement of independent researchers and representatives of the ex-service community in the design and conduct of such a study.

Mr Anderson to present a bill for an act to amend the Navigation Act 1912, and for related purposes.

Mr Anderson to present a bill for an act to amend the Civil Aviation Act 1988, and for related purposes.

Mr Williams to present a bill for an act to create the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, and for related purposes.

Mr Reith to move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) the Leader of the House making one declaration of urgency and moving one motion for the allotment of time in respect of the following Bills:

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) 1998;

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Excise) 1998;

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Customs) 1998;

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—General) 1998;

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Administration) 1998;

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) 1998;

A New Tax System (Fringe Benefits Reporting) 1998;

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) 1998;

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) 1998;

A New Tax System (Australian Business Number Consequential Amendments) 1998;

A New Tax System (End of Sales Tax) 1998;

A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) 1998;

A New Tax System (Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) 1998;

A New Tax System (Bonuses for Older Australians) 1998;

A New Tax System (Income Tax Laws Amendment) 1998; and

A New Tax System (Aged Care Compensation Measures Legislation Amendment) 1998; and

(2) (a) the resumption of debate on the second readings of (i) orders of the day Nos. 2 to 10 and (ii) orders of the day Nos. 13 to 16 being called on together;

(b) one question being put in regard to, respectively, any amendments moved

to motions for the second readings, the second readings, the consideration in detail stage and the third readings of (i) orders of the day Nos. 2 to 10 and (ii) orders of the day Nos. 13 to 16 together;

(c) messages from the Governor-General recommending appropriations being announced together; and

(d) speech time limits at the second reading stage being 10 minutes for each Member speaking.