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Wednesday, 31 August 1994
Page: 620


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the petition presented on 31 August 1994 opposing any United Nations inspired intervention by the Federal Government in the democratically-enacted laws of the State of Tasmania and noting that the Attorney-General (Mr Lavarch) admits that the recent ruling by the United Nations has no direct impact on Australian or Tasmanian law;

  (b)commends the 3 621 petitioners from the State of Tasmania who signed the petition;

  (c)upholds the purposes of its formation and supports the right of the State of Tasmania to determine its own social laws through its democratically-elected Parliament; and

  (d)opposes any legislation seeking to override Tasmania's laws.