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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the charges to be made by banks and certain other corporations in respect of overdrafts and loans.

Senator Bolkus: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) expresses its concern at the rate of unemployment in Australia;

(b) notes in particular: (i) the disclosure that in the Western Suburbs of Adelaide the unemployment rate is at an all time high,

(ii) that in the Thebarton Council area of Adelaide unemployment now stands at over 20 per cent of the workforce,

(iii) the number registering as unemployed in Thebarton was over 650 in November 1982 and over 40 per day so far in December, and

(iv) that the recently established Thebarton Youth Employment Programme is, after only 3 months of operation, in need of more resources and funding to meet community demand;

(c) calls on the Government to reverse its failed economic policies which have strangled Australia's economy; and

(d) calls on the Government to adopt the alternative policies of the Australian Labor Party which are geared towards economic growth and activity, and which will provide employment growth by direct and indirect means.