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NOTICE OF MOTION

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) gave a Notice of Motion, as follows--That (contingent on the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations reporting to the Senate that it is unable to inquire expeditiously into the matter referred to it by the Senate on 26 August 1981 relating to the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg and the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo) he would move--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Button moving the following motion: That--

(a) the Resolution of the Senate of 26 August 1981, referring to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations the Government's decision to sell the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg and the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo, be rescinded;

(b) a Select Committee be established on the future of the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg and the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo;

(c) the Select Committee report to the Senate by the first sitting day in November 1981 on the future of the Ordnance factory at Bendigo; and

(d) the composition and powers of the Select Committee be contained in a subsequent Resolution.