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NOTICES: Notices of Motion

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Bjelke-Petersen: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) acknowledges the tremendous support and encouragement which the people of Queensland have shown for the private enterprise policies and strong, determined leadership which the National Party has displayed in that State for the past 25 years; and

(b) thanks Senators Jones, Colston and Walsh for their vocal contributions to the election results, on the floor of this Chamber, by ensuring that all those listening to their frequent and exhausting diatribes did not vote for their party, the Australian Labor Party.

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Premier, Mr Joh Bjelke-Petersen, for his victory at the Queensland election on 22 October 1983;

(b) acknowledges that the main reason for the National Party's success was that it had become identified with private enterprise economics, positive job creation policies, low taxes and conservative principles, unlike the Australian Labor Party's line of soft policies, sexism, a Bill of Rights and a new design for the Australian flag;

(c) congratulates the Queensland people for voting for a Government that lives up to its promises; and

(d) condemns Federal Labor Ministers and Senators for their unwarranted attacks on the Queensland economy and the Bjelke-Petersen Government, which have been to no avail as the result on 22 October 1983 at the Queensland poll indicates.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) expresses its concern at the Government's intention to give the Canberra Commercial Development Authority responsibility for construction and management of the proposed Erindale shopping centre;

(b) believes that such a decision would seriously jeopardise prospects for future private investment in the Australian Capital Territory;

(c) calls for the encouragement of greater non-government participation in Canberra development projects through a clear demonstration that such investment is welcome and does not have to overcome inbuilt favoured treatment for semi-government authorities; and

(d) points out that Canberra's long-term interests will best be served by it's shedding the image of a closed, public service-dominated society and that a decision in favour of the development authority on the proposed Erindale centre would do nothing to promote such a changed perception.

Notice of Motion Withdrawn: Senator Coates, in accordance with notice of intention given on 1 November 1983, withdrew Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1, standing in his name, relating to the disallowance of the Fireworks Ordinance 1983 as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 8 of 1983 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910.