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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) condemns the Queensland Government's policy of secrecy in relation to the blatant sellout of 3.6 million hectares of prime rural land to alien interests in that State by refusing to establish a register of foreign-owned land;

(b) notes with concern that more than 10 per cent of available agricultural and pastoral land in Queensland is already foreign-owned and foreign-controlled;

(c) calls on the Queensland Premier, Mr Bjelke-Petersen, to publicly disclose any personal financial involvement in Japanese and South Korean companies that are being given such favourable treatment in tendering and investment opportunities to the detriment of competing Queensland companies; and

(d) demands that the Queensland Premier explain to the electors of that State precisely how and where the standard of living of ordinary Queenslanders has improved as a result of alleged progress, growth and development when 60 per cent of resource industries alone are foreign-owned and their profits are pouring out of the country faster than you can say ''multinational''.

Senator Collard: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Queensland Government on its positive job creation policies which enabled it to decrease jobless numbers and go against the national trend of increased unemployment rates;

(b) acknowledges that this is a direct result of strong confidence in Queensland's economy and the implementation of wage pause program monies, more than any other State;

(c) points out that in Queensland, young people have better opportunity of finding a job than in any other State; and

(d) notes that the unrelenting attack on the Queensland economy by certain Federal Government parliamentarians and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Labor Party has been to no avail in view of the upswing in employed persons.

Senator Boswell: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) recognises that Queensland is the lowest taxed State;

(b) deplores the introduction of increased State taxes and charges in Western Australia despite election promises by the Western Australian Labor Party that there would be no immediate rises;

(c) regrets that the increased taxes and charges will cost $4 for every man, woman and child in Western Australia; and

(d) points out that the ''New Direction'' of Labor Parties in all mainland States has led to higher State taxes and charges.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Queensland Government on its public sector building approvals which according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures are the highest of any State, standing at 25.3 per cent of the national average compared to New South Wales' 23.2 per cent;

(b) notes that public sector building approvals in Queensland in terms of value are above the national average;

(c) observes that total public and private sector approvals exceed the per capita ratio of any other State, and Queensland, with 16 per cent of the nation's population, accounted for 21 per cent of all dwellings approved in August 1983 whereas New South Wales with 35 per cent of the nation's population had 28 per cent of all dwellings approved; and

(d) condemns Federal Labor Ministers and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Labor Party for unwarranted and mischievous attacks on Queensland's building industry.