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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Minister for Education (Senator Peter Baume): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the giving of guarantees and subsidies by the Commonwealth in respect of certain loans made to eligible students.

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 the way in which the Government is imposing further heavy taxes on motorists for roadworks at a time when the Commonwealth is returning only 17 per cent of revenue from fuel-related taxes to roads; and

(b) observes that: (i) the present Government is returning a lower proportion of fuel taxes for expenditure on roads than any federal administration for over forty years,

(ii) while roads throughout the nation continue to deteriorate it refuses to increase this share of fuel taxes, thus imposing harsher burdens on the States and local government,

(iii) the Government is imposing another one cent a litre tax on petrol, rising to two cents a litre from July 1983, and

(iv) this further imposition on motorists is being passed off as a part of the bicentennial programme when, in fact, it represents merely the celebration of another example of mismanagement and cynicism by this Government.

Senator Thomas: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the following matters be referred to the Standing Committee on National Resources: ( 1) The importation of live viruses into Australia for the purposes of: (a) research into exotic animal disease;

(b) identification of diseases; and

(c) development of skills and procedures for managing outbreaks of exotic diseases.

(2) The role of the Australian National Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, in research into both exotic and endemic live viruses.

Senator Macklin: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate , noting that 8 September 1982 is International Literacy Day, is of the opinion that: (a) all possible support should be given to those institutions and organisations which are dealing with the problem of illiteracy in Australia; and

(b) it should be ensured that there is an adequate number of trained teachers to provide the required tutoring for the many Australian adult illiterates.

Senator Teague: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate: (a) commends and congratulates the Tonkin Liberal Government in South Australia on the revived prosperity of industry in the three years since it has come to office;

(b) notes favourably the fact that, despite a national decline, investment in manufacturing in South Australia has jumped to $440 million in the six months to June 1982; and

(c) recognises the Tonkin Liberal Government's achievement that, since October 1981, South Australia has attracted 19.5 per cent of the national total of investment, a figure well in excess of the State's population.

Senator McLaren: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate express its grave concern that: (a) the Tonkin Liberal Government in South Australia has caused Adelaide to have a more rapid rise in home building costs than any other State capital city for the twelve months ended June 1982;

(b) home building costs for that period in Adelaide rose 13.7 per cent compared with the national average of 11.6 per cent; and

(c) home building approvals in South Australia fell by 10 per cent in the three months ended June 1982 to 2140, compared with 2300 in the corresponding period in 1981.