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NOTICES OF MOTION

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

(a) condemns the continued use of a zonal electoral system to elect Members to the Queensland State Parliament; and

(b) notes that the current electoral system in Queensland:

(i) is grossly malapportioned or, in popular terminology, grossly gerrymandered,

(ii) is designed to assist a non-Labor coalition to hold on to government, even if a majority of electors vote for Labor candidates,

(iii) is also designed to ensure that, irrespective of the proportion of votes the Liberal Party obtains, it can never become the senior partner in the National-Liberal coalition, and

(iv) could have been replaced with a system of one vote one value if the Liberal Party in Queensland had the fortitude to stand up to its coalition partners who blatantly use a gerrymander for their own protection.

Senator McLaren: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate : (1) Draws attention to the failure of the Liberal Premier of South Australia, Mr Tonkin, to honour his ''Stop the Job Rot'' election gimmick of 1979.

(2) Notes that this failure has been proved in the Australian Bureau of Statistics Catalogue No. 6201.0, dated 9 September 1982, which records:

(a) (i) that South Australia continues to have the highest number of unemployed persons of any mainland State,

(ii) 50,300 people now looking for full-time work which is 8.3 per cent of the State's workforce, and

(iii) an increase of 2,000 unemployed in the last 12 months; and

(b) that these figures, when compared with the figures of August 1979 (the last quarter of the Corcoran Labor Government), show an increase of 5000 unemployed since the election of the Tonkin Liberal Government.

Senator Walsh: No. 1-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate demands that the Treasurer suspend from directorship of the Australian Industries Development Corporation Mr Denis Byrne Horgan, known participant in ' 'bottom of the harbour'' tax avoidance schemes, who sold at least five companies registered in three States to the tax avoidance promoter Brian Maher, and who chaired the Western Australian Liberal Party Finance Committee-a committee of which Mr Maher's Perth agent, Ronald Woss, was also a member.

No. 2-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate demands that the Minister for Communications suspend from directorship of AUSSAT Pty Ltd and suspend as a Commissioner of the Australian Broadcasting Commission Mr Denis Byrne Horgan, known participant in ''bottom of the harbour'' tax avoidance schemes, who sold at least five companies registered in three States to the tax avoidance promoter Brian Maher, and who chaired the Western Australian Liberal Party Finance Committee-a committee of which Mr Maher's Perth agent, Ronald Woss , was also a member.

No. 3-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate demands that the Minister for Foreign Affairs suspend from membership of the Australia- Japan Foundation Mr Denis Byrne Horgan, known participant in ''bottom of the harbour'' tax avoidance schemes, who sold at least five companies registered in three States to the tax avoidance promoter Brian Maher, and who chaired the Western Australian Liberal Party Finance Committee-a committee of which Mr Maher 's Perth agent, Ronald Woss, was also a member.

No. 4-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate demands that the Minister for Science and Technology suspend as Chairman of the Western Australian Committee of the CSIRO and as a member of the Advisory Council of the CSIRO Mr Denis Byrne Horgan, known participant in ''bottom of the harbour'' tax avoidance schemes, who sold at least five companies registered in three States to the tax avoidance promoter Brian Maher, and who chaired the Western Australian Liberal Party Finance Committee-a committee of which Mr Maher's Perth agent, Ronald Woss, was also a member.

No. 5-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate demands that the Minister for Industry and Commerce suspend from membership of the Australian Manufacturing Council and the Project Australia Committee Mr Denis Byrne Horgan, known participant in ''bottom of the harbour'' tax avoidance schemes, who sold at least five companies registered in three States to the tax avoidance promoter Brian Maher, and who chaired the Western Australian Liberal Party Finance Committee-a committee of which Mr Maher's Perth agent, Ronald Woss , was also a member.