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Tuesday, 30 August 1994
Page: 574

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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the welfare needs of 6 million superannuation contributors who could have been excluded from having low cost access to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal on matters involving medical evidence had the Senate not disallowed Statutory Rule No. 56 of 1994;

  (b)calls on the Government to respond to the issues raised in the Senate debate on 29 August 1994 on the disallowance motion by either introducing legislation which appropriately addresses the genuine needs of the `little people' who from time to time need low cost access to the justice system, and removes the considerable concern and confusion in the superannuation industry which has been occasioned by the Government's ignorance of community needs in the retirement incomes area, or give an immediate undertaking that it will ensure that the tribunal has sufficient resources to meet the demands of its current regulatory regime; and

  (c)congratulates the office of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Mr Elliott) for indicating that it is possible that `the Government would not put up another regulation, but make the necessary changes to ensure the tribunal could handle its wider role'.