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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) notes with alarm the continuing high level of tax avoidance and evasion; and

(b) expresses its concern that- (i) the latest estimate of the Taxpayers' Association is that $7,000 million a year is being lost in taxation revenue,

(ii) this figure can only continue to rise because of the timid approach by the Government in closing off loopholes, and

(iii) no effective inroads can be made until a policy is adopted of levying tax from the date on which a scheme of avoidance is first used.

Senator Macklin: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That, having regard to the agreement of all State Governments, except Queensland, in 1974, to co-operate with the Federal Government in the matter of the ratification of the International Labor Organization Convention No. 107, relating to the rights of indigenous peoples, and having regard to the statement of co-operation of the Government of Queensland in 1977, the Senate calls upon the Government to immediately ratify that Convention.