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NOTICES: Notices of Motion

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that- (a) at a meeting of winemakers and grapegrowers in the McLaren Vale district during the 1983 Federal Election campaign, the then Australian Labor Party spokesman on Primary Industry stated: ''Industry will welcome Labor's pledge not to contemplate a wine tax'';

(b) in its first Budget, the Hawke Australian Labor Party Government imposed a discriminatory tax on wine, namely, the introduction of an excise on grape spirit used in the production of fortified wines; and

(c) in the House of Representatives on Thursday, 25 August 1983, the Labor Member for Kingston who was at the McLaren Vale meeting stated: ''I regard that promise as being completely honoured as a result of the Budget . . . I reject any implication that the Government has not honoured its obligations to the wine industry'',

condemns the Government for not keeping its promises and regrets that the Member for Kingston shows such lack of regard for, and understanding of, the wine industry.

Senator Missen: To move on the next day of sitting-That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs for inquiry and report as soon as possible: The Joint Opinion dated 23 August 1983 of the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General given to the Royal Commission on Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies concerning a statement made in the South Australian Parliament by the Honourable Peter Duncan, M.L.A.

Notice of Motion Withdrawn: Senator Harradine withdrew General Business, Notice of Motion No. 41, standing in his name, for leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for approval by the Senate and the House of Representatives of treaties.