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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans): To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Judiciary Act 1903.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) expresses surprise and regret at remarks made by the Queensland Minister for Maritime Services, Mr Goleby, on 1 March 1984, describing the Painters and Dockers Union as ''stupid'' for providing employment opportunities at Brisbane's Cairncross Dockyard for a handicapped Vietnam war veteran who lost an arm in the active service of his country, and urges that Government to adopt a more humane attitude towards handicapped persons in the future;

(b) notes remarks by the same Minister blaming industrial action for retrenchments at the dockyard on 27 February 1984 when the Annual Report of the Port of Brisbane Authority 1982-83, states quite clearly that Cairncross Dockyard was almost free of lost-time disputation in 1982-83 and that this was the result of the implementation on 24 December 1981 of the Brisbane Ship Repairs Industry Industrial Agreement; and

(c) deplores the policies of the Queensland Government that prevent the Cairncross Drydock competing for Commonwealth contracts for RAN ship repairs, which is one of the genuine reasons 28 workers were sacked there on 27 February 1984 and urges that Government to ensure that practices in the management of the yard be changed so that it can compete for Commonwealth work in the future.

Senator Durack: To move on the next day of sitting-That there be laid upon the Table of the Senate without delay all those portions of the transcripts and transcripts of any tapes delivered by The Age newspaper to the Attorney-General which refer to any conversation between the judge and the solicitor or other conversations referring to the judge or in which he participated, together with the aide-memoire of the Attorney-General's discussions with the judge on 15 and 24 February 1984, subject to the deletion from all documents of any name or identifying characteristics of individuals.