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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Tate: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate, gravely concerned at the misallocation of resources, particularly reflected in arms expenditure, which distorts development and imperils the survival of humanity: (a) supports the creation of an Australian Peace and Development Research Institute as an independent statutory authority of international standing to undertake research and stimulate public awareness of peace and development issues; and

(b) requests that peace and development issues be addressed at Cabinet level through a mechanism such as a Ministry of Peace as advocated by the United Nations Association of Australia.

Senator Gietzelt: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) views with deep concern the recent repression and arrest of trade union and church leaders in the Philippines;

(b) notes in particular the recent arrests of church leader Father Zacarias Agatep and trade union leaders Mr Felixberto Olalia and Mr Crispin Beltran;

(c) calls upon the Government of the Philippines to release those political prisoners and to restore the democratic rights of trade union and church leaders to express freely their views and take peaceful industrial action; and

(d) calls upon the Australian Government to review its trade and diplomatic links with the Philippines with a view to pressing that Government to extend democratic rights to churchgoers and unionists in the Philippines.

Senator Walsh: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) notes that the terms of reference for the Van Doussa inquiry into the affairs of Mr Denis Horgan, set out in the Acting Attorney-General's statement of 11 October 1982, are restricted to determining whether the transactions were ''illegal, dishonest or a conflict of private interest and public duty'';

(b) notes that Mr Van Doussa has not been asked to determine whether the companies sold by Mr Horgan had current year tax liabilities which were not paid , and whether Mr Horgan would have been liable, as a vendor shareholder, to pay tax under recoupment legislation as introduced on 23 September 1982;

(c) notes the Acting Attorney-General's failure to stipulate the financial records to which Mr Van Doussa will have access, from whom he will take evidence , the circumstances under which evidence will be taken, and whether all companies of which Mr Horgan was a director or shareholder will be examined; and

(d) calls upon the Acting Attorney-General to extend the terms of reference to determine the tax liability of all the relevant companies and of Mr Horgan, pursuant to the 23 September 1982 legislation, and to state what access Mr Van Doussa will have to financial records and witnesses.

Senator Tate: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the National Service Act 1951 in respect of persons whose conscientious beliefs do not allow them to engage in military duties.

Senator Gietzelt: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to alter the hour of closing the poll.

Senator Walsh: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) deplores the misleading claim by the Treasurer in a 23 September 1982 press release that it ''has been determined that he (Mr Costigan) is not available'' to conduct the inquiry into transactions involving Mr Denis Horgan;

(b) notes the Treasurer's admission on 14 October 1982, in reply to a question from Mr Duffy, M.P., that Mr Costigan was available to conduct the inquiry in his capacity as Royal Commissioner inquiring into the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union; and

(c) rejects the Treasurer's 14 October 1982 assertion that it would be ''quite inappropriate'' for Mr Costigan to conduct the inquiry in his capacity as Royal Commissioner because: (i) at least two of the companies sold by Mr Horgan to the Maher organisation ended their lives with a registered painter and docker as the only effective director, and

(ii) the frequency with which names associated with painters and dockers, which appear in the Costigan Report, also appear in the Horgan company documents tabled and incorporated in this Parliament.

Senator Gietzelt: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide for the listing of names on ballot papers for House of Representatives elections to be determined by lot.

Senator Walsh: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) notes the Treasurer's imprecise statement in reply to a question on 14 October 1982 that discussion occurred between Mr Costigan and ''either the Minister for Administrative Services or Sir Peter Lawler or another senior officer of his Department'' regarding the inquiry into Mr Horgan's affairs;

(b) deplores the Government's negligence in conducting important official business in the haphazard manner revealed by the Treasurer;

(c) declares that Government communications of this importance should always be conducted in writing; and

(d) calls upon the Government to identify the person or persons who contacted Mr Costigan and table any relevant notes and memos.

Senator Gietzelt: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to provide a form of optional preferential voting at elections and to alter the rules relating to informal ballot papers.