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Wednesday, 17 April 1985
Page: 1104


Senator CHIPP (Leader of the Australian Democrats) —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) calls upon the Government to remove all foreign bases and installations from Australian soil unless it can be positively shown that:

(i) the bases and installations do not form any part of the nuclear strategy of the United States,

(ii) the management of the bases is genuinely under the joint and equal control of the Australian and the United States Governments, and

(iii) all information handled by the bases and installations is shared with the Australian Government;

(b) calls upon the Government:

(i) at least six months prior to the expiration of any lease, and in sufficient time to give notice of termination or variation, to establish a joint parliamentary committee to investigate whether the conditions for the continuation of the bases have been met, and

(ii) in any case to complete inquiries into all bases and installations before December, 1986; and

(c) calls upon the Government:

(i) to establish whether any Australian defence installations provide information or research for any nuclear weapons or strategies, and

(ii) where it is established that this is the case, to cease such operations forthwith.