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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes with concern the failure of the Bjelke-Petersen Government to divulge the true parlous state of the Queensland economy;

(b) deplores the failure of the Bjelke-Petersen Government to seek diversified markets for the State's coal exports which has resulted in increasing unemployment in the coal industry;

(c) expresses deep concern that the Premier of Queensland, who has presided over that State's economic decline, has now seized control of the State Treasury and is threatening to squander vast sums of taxpayers' money on such expensive and discredited projects as the Bradfield Scheme; and

(d) deplores the Queensland minority Government's blatant use of State Government aircraft, public service staff, motor vehicles and other material from Ministerial offices for party political electioneering at taxpayers' expense in its desperate and vain bid to cling to power.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution so that the number of members of the House of Representatives may be increased without necessarily increasing the number of senators.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the anti-Australian policies of the Bjelke-Petersen Government in its preferential treatment of foreign interests attempting to buy up large tracts of prime rural land in Queensland;

(b) urges that more efforts be made to ensure that Australian investors are given a better opportunity for control of rural land ownership in Queensland;

(c) focusses attention on the extent of foreign ownership and control of Queensland rural properties; and

(d) calls upon the Queensland Government to immediately establish a register of foreign owned and controlled land in Queensland.