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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

Senator Martin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (1) Recognises that major capital development programs: (a) have the potential to create long-term employment opportunities which would not otherwise be available , especially for unskilled and semi-skilled workers;

(b) have a significant multiplier effect on the economy by virtue of the encouragement that long-term employment prospects give to workers to invest in home purchase and other forms of consumer spending;

(c) contribute to the development and achievement of the potential of our towns and cities, and our nation; and

(d) are an investment in the future of our towns and cities, and our nation.

(2) Therefore deplores the decision of the Commonwealth Government to reduce expenditure for 1983-84 on the Brisbane Airport development by $20 million, which will result in: (a) the loss of more than 500 jobs on that project in 1983 -84 alone;

(b) uncertainty as to the future of the project, particularly regarding its completion by 1987 in time for several planned world events in Brisbane in the late 1980's;

(c) the consequent loss of expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars on projects associated with these events and the thousands of jobs they would create in Queensland; and

(d) the loss to Australia of millions of dollars from overseas visitors to these projects and events of international importance.

(3) Urges the Federal Government to keep its election promise to maintain the priority for funding for the Brisbane Airport development obtained under the previous Liberal Government.

Senator Kilgariff: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (1 ) Recognises that major capital development programs: (a) have the potential to create long-term employment opportunities which would not otherwise be available , especially for unskilled and semi-skilled workers;

(b) have a significant multiplier effect on the economy by virtue of the encouragement that long-term employment prospects give to workers to invest in home purchase and other forms of consumer spending;

(c) contribute to the development and achievement of the potential of our towns and cities, and our nation; and

(d) are an investment in the future of our towns and cities, and our nation.

(2) Therefore deplores the decision of the Commonwealth Government not to fund the Alice Springs to Darwin rail link in order to save $545 million, which will result in: (a) the loss of more than 1000 jobs directly and many thousands indirectly in the steel, concrete and associated industries;

(b) uncertainty as to the future of the project and particularly regarding its completion by 1988; and

(c) the loss to Australia of millions of dollars in tourism, commerce and trade.

(3) Urges the Federal Government to keep its election promise to maintain the priority for funding the Alice Springs to Darwin rail link development obtained under the previous Liberal Government.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (1) Recognises that major capital development programs: (a) have the potential to create long-term employment opportunities which would not otherwise be available, especially for unskilled and semi-skilled workers;

(b) have a significant multiplier effect on the economy by virtue of the encouragement that long-term employment prospects give to workers to invest in home purchase and other forms of consumer spending;

(c) contribute to the development and achievement of the potential of our towns and cities, and our nation; and

(d) are an investment in the future of our towns and cities, and our nation.

(2) Therefore urges the Government to continue the planning and commence construction of the Darwin Airport, which if not built in order to save $86 million will result in: (a) the loss directly of many hundreds of jobs;

(b) uncertainty as to the future of the project particularly regarding its completion by 1987; and

(c) the loss to Australia of millions of dollars in tourism.

Senator MacGibbon: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (1) Recognises that major capital development programs: (a) have the potential to create long-term employment opportunities which would not otherwise be available , especially for unskilled and semi-skilled workers;

(b) have a significant multiplier effect on the economy by virtue of the encouragement that long-term employment prospects give to workers to invest in home purchase and other forms of consumer spending;

(c) contribute to the development and achievement of the potential of our towns and cities and our nation; and

(d) are an investment in the future of our towns and cities and our nation.

(2) Therefore, deplores the decision of the Commonwealth Government to reduce expenditure for 1983-84 on the new domestic terminal and hard-standing tarmac areas at Townsville Airport which will result in: (a) the loss of jobs in Townsville on this project;

(b) uncertainty as to the future of the project;

(c) gross inconvenience to domestic air travellers in this gateway to the north, by committing them to an overcrowded, unsuitable and obsolescent terminal designed for passenger numbers of a bygone era and will thereby retard the commercial development of north Queensland.

(3) Urges the Federal Government to keep the agreed Fraser Government's plans to develop Townsville Airport to an adequate standard.