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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Senator Baume): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 1979, and for related purposes.

Senator Grimes: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Sessional Orders of the Senate of 26 November 1980, relating to the days and hours of meeting, the suspension of sittings and the adjournment of the Senate, be amended to read as follows:

(1) Days and hours of meeting: That, unless otherwise ordered, the days and hours of meeting of the Senate shall be Tuesdays at 12 noon, Wednesdays at 1.45 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

(2) Suspension of sittings: That, unless otherwise ordered, the sitting of the Senate, or of a Committee of the Whole, as the case may be, shall be suspended from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

(3) Adjournment of the Senate: That, unless otherwise ordered, at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10.30 p.m. on Wednesdays the President shall put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-which Question shall be open to debate; if the Senate be in Committee at that hour, the Chairman shall in like manner put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate; and upon such report being made the President shall forthwith put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-which Question shall be open to debate: Provided that if the Senate or the Committee be in Division at the time named, the President or the Chairman shall not put the Question referred to till the result of such Division has been declared; and if the business under discussion shall not have been disposed of at such adjournment it shall appear on the Notice Paper for the next sitting day.

Senator Reid: That, on the next day of sitting, she would move-That the Senate- (1) Congratulates those teachers in the Australian Capital Territory who are fulfilling their professional responsibilities despite the call of the Australian Capital Territory Teachers' Federation for strike action.

(2) Congratulates the Government for its initiative in cancelling the payroll deduction facility for union dues to the Federation.

(3) Supports the Government decision to stand down teachers who from 11 March 1982 take part in rolling strikes.

(4) Deplores the interruption to education programs in the Australian Capital Territory by senseless strike action by some members of the Australian Capital Territory Teachers' Federation.

(5) Deplores the objectionable action of some members of the Australian Capital Territory Teachers' Federation who are using children as pawns in their selfish pursuits.

(6) Calls on all teachers in the Australian Capital Territory not to dishonour the trust placed in them by children.

(7) Calls on all school principals, especially during periods of disruption and uncertainty, to give example and encourage all teachers in their schools to place the education of children and their professional obligations before any allegiances to other bodies.