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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Leader of the Government (Senator Button): To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Senate meet on Friday, 3 June 1983 from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2.15 p.m. to 6. 30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

(2) That the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at 10 p.m. on that day.

(3) That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders and unless otherwise ordered, the Senate, on that day, shall proceed with its ordinary business in the following routine: (a) Petitions;

(b) Notices;

(c) Formal Motions;

(d) Postponement of Business;

(e) Motions and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper;

(f) At 12 noon, Questions without Notice; and

(g) Further Motions and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper.

The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans): No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Freedom of Information Act 1982, and for related purposes.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to the preservation and use of archival resources, and for related purposes.

No. 3-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Copyright Act 1968.

The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan): To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, marital status or pregnancy or involving sexual harassment.

Senator Coates: No. 1-To move 8 sitting days after today-That the Law Reform ( Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance 1982, as contained in the Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 95 of 1982 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

No. 2-To move 8 sitting days after today-That the Customs (Cinematograph Films) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 38 and made under the Customs Act 1901, be disallowed.

Statement, by leave: Senator Coates, by leave, made a statement relating thereto .

Senator Robertson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on National Resources: The exploitation of the natural resources of the Australian Antarctic Territory with particular reference to: (a) the extent of the natural resources of the Australian Antarctic Territory;

(b) the technical, economic and environmental restraints on the exploitation of the natural resources of the Australian Antarctic Territory; and

(c) the Commonwealth's role.

Senator Harradine: To move 5 sitting days after today-That the World Heritage ( Western Tasmanian Wilderness) Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 31 and made under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975, be disallowed.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Standing Committee on Science and the Environment be renamed the Standing Committee on Science, Technology and the Environment.

Senator Sir John Carrick: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a ) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $ 640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in New South Wales of the following projects: (i) Split Rock Dam,

(ii) Glenbawn Dam-Stage 2,

(iii) Mid-Murray Storage (Euston),

(iv) Menindee Lakes Storage,

(v) the proposed Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation feasibility study for the construction of a major Upper Murray storage, and

(vi) the proposed feasibility study for the diversion of the Clarence River inland; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Lewis: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in Victoria of the following projects : (i) Lake Merrimu-Stage 3,

(ii) Piping Wimmera-Mallee water supply scheme-Stage 1,

(iii) Mitchell River Dam,

(iv) Mid-Murray Storage (Euston),

(v) Menindee Lakes Storage, and

(vi) the proposed Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation feasibility study for the construction of a major Upper Murray storage; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Hill: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in South Australia of the following projects: (i) Adelaide Water Filtration Scheme,

(ii) Northern Towns Water Filtration Scheme,

(iii) Lock 2 to Lock 3 salinity Control Works,

(iv) Mid-Murray Storage (Euston),

(v) Menindee Lakes storage, and

(vi) the proposed Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation feasibility study for the construction of a major Upper Murray storage; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Crichton-Browne: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in Western Australia of the following projects: (i) Goldfields Pipeline Rehabilitation,

(ii) Harris Dam, and

(iii) Harvey Dam; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Collard: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in Queensland of the following projects: (i) Dawson River Weir,

(ii) Macintyre River Weir,

(iii) Awoonga Dam, and

(iv) the proposed feasibility study for the diversion of the Northern river systems inland; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Archer: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the abandonment by the Hawke Government of the Fraser Government's $640 million five year Bicentennial Water Resources Program;

(b) stresses the vital importance for Australia's future of the maximum conservation of our limited water resources;

(c) emphasises that the main projects in the program had been indicated by the States as having high priority, advanced planning and preparedness, short lead times for commencement and relatively short construction times;

(d) stresses that many of the projects would create both immediacy of useful employment in the construction period and significant long-term new job opportunities in new industries dependent on water;

(e) focusses attention upon the importance in Tasmania of the Craigbourne Dam project; and

(f) regrets that the Hawke Government has given no indication that it will continue to support the existing National Water Resources Program which is a Federal-State dollar-for-dollar sharing program of great significance to all Australians.

Senator Hamer: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend section 57 of the Constitution to provide that a dissolution of both Houses of the Parliament shall not take place by reason that the Senate has twice rejected, failed to pass or unacceptably amended a proposed law, if more than three months has elapsed after the Senate so treated that proposed law.

Senator Jack Evans: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1935 to provide exemption from sales tax of retreaded and recapped tyres.