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Notices of Motion were given, as follows-- Senator Martyr: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That the time for the presentation of the Report on the future of the Ordinance Factory at Bendigo by the Select Committee on the Government Clothing and Ordnance Factories be extended by providing that the Committee report as soon as possible.

(2) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Committee has completed its Report--

(a) the Committee may send the Report to the President of the Senate or, if the President is unable to act due to illness or other cause, to the Deputy- President of the Senate;

(b) the Report shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate and the President or the Deputy-President is authorised to give directions for its printing and circulation; and

(c) in such event, the President or the Deputy-President shall lay the Report upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(3) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Senator Grimes: That (contingent on the Social Services Amendment Bill 1981 being read a second time) he would move--That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the Whole on the Bill that--

(a) the Committee divide the Bill so as to incorporate in a separate Bill the proposed amendments of the Social Services Act 1947 contained in clauses 18 and 21 of the Bill; and

(b) the Committee report the Bills separately.

Senator Gietzelt: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That a Select Committee, to be known as the Select Committee on the Electoral System, be appointed to inquire into and report upon all aspects of the conduct of elections for the Parliament of the Commonwealth and matters related thereto.

including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing--

(a) public funding and disclosure of sources of funds;

(b) electoral advertising;

(c) franchise and registration of voters;

(d) voting systems;

(e) polling procedures;

(f) legislation governing, and operation of, the Australian Electoral Office; (g) ballot paper format;

(h) media coverage; and

(i) electoral distribution, procedures and systems.

(2) That provisions relating to the composition and powers of the Committee be contained in a subsequent Resolution.

Senator Mason: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That the Senate is of the opinion that the Government should extend the prescribed period of time currently allowed to pay sales tax from 21 days to 60 days, noting that--

(a) manufacturers normally allow 30 to 60 days' credit facilities to their customers and, in many cases, payment is not received until 60 to 90 days have elapsed; (b) to be able to pay the tax on the due date yet before payment for the goods has been received, the manufacturers, especially small businesses, are forced to borrow finance at the high current overdraft rates; and

(c) allowing more time to pay would be a small change in the legislation which would cost no revenue to the Government, but would give considerable relief to the business community, and result in cost savings which could be passed on to consumers, alleviating their burden also.

Senator Walsh: That, three sitting days after today, he would move--That the Loan (Income Equalization Deposits) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1981 No. 302 and made under the Loan (Income Equalization Deposits) Act 1976, be disallowed.

Senator Archer: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That paragraph 13 of the Resolution of the Senate of 23 September 1981 establishing the Select Committee on South West Tasmania be varied to read as follows: That the Committee report to the Senate as soon as possible.

Senator Peter Rae: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Senate House Committee: The organisation, operation, functions and financial administration of the Joint House Department.

(2) That provisions relating to powers and proceedings of the Committee be contained in a subsequent Resolution.