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Tuesday, 12 October 1999
Page: 11381

The following notices were given:

Mr Williams to present a bill for an act relating to the effect of international instruments on the making of administrative decisions.

Mr Tuckey to move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent a Minister moving amendments to the Regional Forest Agreements Bill 1998 during the consideration of Senate's message No. 192.

Mr Cameron Thompson to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the reported discovery of Cook's ship Endeavour off Newport, Rhode Island;

(2) acknowledges that if it is indeed the Endeavour , this wreck is the most important single artefact in Australia's history;

(3) notes that the United States and British Governments are preparing for a legal battle over rights to the wreck;

(4) calls on the Government as a matter of urgency to immediately notify the world community of the importance of the wreck to Australia and stake our claim to its ownership by virtue of its significance to our nation;

(5) calls on the Government to support a fundraising campaign to enable the recovery and eventual return of the wreck to Botany Bay; and

(6) ensures that plans for this important venture are in place and that the public fundraising and community awareness campaign is made a centrepiece of Australia's Centenary of Federation celebrations in 2001.

Mr Baird to move:

That the House:

(1) commends the Government for its efforts in promoting domestic and international tourism which has resulted in a 10% increase in international visitors during the last 12 month;

(2) notes the significance to the economy of the number of jobs created by tourism; and

(3) notes the foreign exchange earnings resulting from international visitor travel to Australia.