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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Evans: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That, given the unavailability of Mr F. X. Costigan, Q .C., as notified in Papers tabled in the Senate on 12 October 1982, to perform the function of editing certain papers relating to tax avoidance and evasion referred to in the Resolution of the Senate of 23 September 1982, and in order to enable the terms of that Resolution to be satisfied, the Senate requests that that function be performed by either a Judge of the Federal Court nominated by the Chief Judge, the Hon. Sir Nigel Bowen, K.B.E., or a retired Judge of Supreme Court status or above nominated by the Senate in a subsequent Resolution.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move- (1) That the following matter be referred to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence for inquiry and report as a matter of urgency: The effects on the aircraft industry of: (a) the level of work needed by the industry in order to maintain skills in the industry;

(b) proposed retrenchments in the industry, as a result of the decision to cut by 30 the Nomad Project, on available skills in: (i) technical management and design, and

(ii) trade skills related to aircraft production; and

(c) the cost of an extension of the Nomad Project to cover the loss of skills in projected retrenchments in the period between the rundown in Nomad production and the commencement of the F/A-18 and the trainer program.

(2) That no retrenchment of employees should take place until both Houses of the Parliament have debated the Joint Committee's report on this reference.

Senator Bolkus: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) expresses grave concern that the policies of the Tonkin Liberal Government in South Australia have had such a devastating effect in that State that, according to Federal Government estimates, South Australia is now the least populous mainland State;

(b) urges the next government of South Australia, which will be led by Mr John Bannon, to undertake policies which will again attract people to South Australia ; and

(c) opposes any proposal to change the radio call signs, post-codes and Subscriber Trunk Dialling telephone prefixes for South Australia consequent upon the State being overtaken by Western Australia in terms of population.

Senator McLaren: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate - (a) recognises that the Tonkin Liberal Government in South Australia has now been in office longer than the normal three year term;

(b) notes with concern that during this term of office the economy of the State has deteriorated at an alarming rate due to: (i) lack of business confidence in the Tonkin Government causing many businesses to either close, curtail operations or leave the State,

(ii) rapidly increasing unemployment, with the State now having an unemployment rate of 8.5 per cent, and

(iii) the decreasing population since 1979 with the State now being the least populous State on the Australian mainland, and

(c) calls upon the Premier to call immediately a State election to allow South Australian electors to re-elect a Labor Government to restore the State to the prosperity and population it enjoyed prior to the election of September 1979.