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NOTICES

Notices of Motion: Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney): To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations: The Income Tax Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 111, and made under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

(2) That the Committee report to the Senate on or before 4 October 1983.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 in relation to gifts of certain property to charitable funds.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate is of the opinion that the Government should implement the policy on which it was elected in relation to uranium, namely- (a) a moratorium on uranium mining and treatment will be declared;

(b) any commitment of a previous Government to the mining, processing or export of Australia's uranium will be repudiated;

(c) as a ''minimum position'', Australia's involvement in the uranium industry will be phased out; and

(d) in line with paragraph (c), no new mines will be commenced or come on stream during the period of a Labor Government.

Senator Mason: To move on the next day of sitting-That, in the opinion of the Senate, Stage 2 of Kakadu should be declared a national park, under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975, forthwith.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate is of the opinion that- (a) the Government should allocate the equivalent of 0.1 per cent of the annual defence budget for work on arms control and disarmament; and

(b) these funds should be used to establish a Peace Development Studies Institute in Australia which would examine the ways in which disarmament and arms control can contribute to national security interests, support scholarly research, and conduct public education programs.

Senator Baume: To move 4 sitting days after today-That the Health Insurance Commission Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 88, and made under the Health Insurance Commission Act 1973, be disallowed.

Senator Harradine: To move on the next day of sitting- (1) (a) That a Standing Committee of the Senate, to be known as the Standing Committee on Treaties, be appointed to consider all treaties laid before the Senate, and any other treaties to which the Committee may have access, and to report in respect of each such treaty: (i) whether Australia should undertake to be bound by that treaty if that treaty is not already binding upon Australia, and

(ii) the effect which Australia's being bound by that treaty has or would have upon the legislative powers and responsibilities of the Australian States; and

(b) that, for the purposes of this Resolution- ''treaty'' means any agreement or proposed agreement in writing between 2 or more countries which imposes or would impose rights and obligations upon those countries and which is or is intended to be binding upon those countries; and

''undertake to be bound'' in relation to a treaty refers to any action which would have the effect of making that treaty binding upon Australia, including the signing of documents, the ratification of that treaty or adherence or accession to that treaty.

(2) (a) That the Committee consist of 8 Senators, 4 nominated by the Leader of the Government, 2 nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 1 nominated by the Leader of the Australian Democrats, and 1 independent Senator;

(b) that, of the Senators appointed to the Committee pursuant to sub-paragraph (2) (a), there shall be at least 1 Senator for each State; and

(c) that, if nominations made under sub-paragraph (2) (a) are such that appointments to the Committee in accordance with those nominations would not comply with sub-paragraph (2) (b), the President shall notify the Senate accordingly and ask for fresh nominations, and if those fresh nominations are such that appointments to the Committee in accordance with them would not comply with sub-paragraph (2) (b), the President shall notify the Senate accordingly and the Senate shall determine the appointments to the Committee in accordance with this paragraph so far as is practicable.

(3) That the Committee may proceed to the despatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(4) That the quorum of the Committee be 4.

(5) That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such sub-committee any of the matters which the Committee is empowered to consider, and that the quorum of a sub-committee be 2 Senators.

(6) That the Committee elect a member nominated by the Leader of the Government as Chairman.

(7) That the Chairman may from time to time appoint a member of the committee to be Deputy-Chairman and the member so appointed act as Chairman of the Committee at any time when there is no Chairman or the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the Committee.

(8) That, in the event of an equality of voting, the Chairman, or the Deputy-Chairman when acting as Chairman, have a casting vote.

(9) That a Senator, though not a member of the Committee, may participate in its public sessions and question witnesses, unless the Committee orders otherwise, but shall not vote.

(10) That the Committee or any sub-committee have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, and to meet and transact business in public or private session and notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

(11) That the Committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and that a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings of the Committee as take place in public.

(12) That the Committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint counsel to advise the Committee, and other persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the Committee, with the approval of the President.

(13) That the Committee have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such recommendations as it may deem fit, and make regular reports on its deliberations.

(14) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Contingent Notice of Motion: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney): To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate.