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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 laws relating to companies and securities.

Senator Lewis: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Federal Government for its failure to reduce the price of petrol by 3 cents per litre as promised during the 1983 Federal Election campaign.

Senator Durack: To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That a Select Committee, to be known as the Select Committee on the Conduct of a Judge, be appointed to inquire into and report upon: (a) whether any or all of the tapes and transcripts delivered by The Age newspaper to the Attorney-General on 1 February 1984 are authentic and genuine; and

(b) whether the conduct of the judge as revealed in the tapes and transcripts referred to in sub-paragraph (a) constituted misbehaviour or incapacity which could amount to sufficient grounds for an address to the Governor-General in Council from both Houses of the Parliament praying for his removal from office pursuant to section 72 (ii) of the Constitution.

(2) That the Committee consist of 6 Senators, as follows: (a) 3 to be nominated by the Leader of the Government;

(b) 2 to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; and

(c) 1 to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Democrats.

(3) That the Committee proceed to the despatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(4) That the Committee elect as Chairman 1 of the members nominated by the Leader of the Government.

(5) That the Chairman of the Committee may, from time to time, appoint another member of the Committee to be the Deputy-Chairman of the Committee, and that the member so appointed act as Chairman of the Committee at any time when there is no Chairman or the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the Committee.

(6) That, in the event of an equality of voting, the Chairman, or the Deputy-Chairman when acting as Chairman, have a casting vote.

(7) That the quorum of the Committee be 3.

(8) That the Committee have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations it may deem fit.

(9) That the Committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources.

(10) That the Committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

(11) That the Committee report to the Senate on or before 31 May 1984.

(12) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Senator Baume: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the Health Legislation Amendment Act 1983.

Senator Haines: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend section 17 of the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That: (a) the Senate believes that a year yet to be decided should be declared the International Year of the Geographically Isolated Person;

(b) the Senate urges the Government to make preparations to use this year to highlight the special problems of people living in the outback and remote communities; and

(c) this suggestion be conveyed to the United Nations through the Australian Delegation.

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 enable certain information obtained under the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 to be furnished to the Honourable John Patrick Slattery for the purposes of a Special Commission of Inquiry established under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1983 of New South Wales.