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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Coates: No. 1-To move 12 sitting days after today-That the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Ordinance 1983, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 69 of 1983 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

No. 2-To move 12 sitting days after today-That the High Court Directions No. 1 1984, made under the High Court of Australia Act 1979, be disallowed.

No. 3-To move 12 sitting days after today-That the Dangerous Goods Ordinance 1984, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 4 of 1984 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Statement by Senator: Senator Coates, by leave, made a statement relating to the Notices of Motion.

Senator Baume: To move 4 sitting days after today-That the Health Insurance Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1984 No. 5 and made under the Health Insurance Act 1973, be disallowed.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) reaffirms the Resolution of the Senate of 30 March 1984 which calls upon the Government to make a full statement as a matter of urgency on the content of and decisions taken by the Government on the document known as ''The Strategic Basis of Australia's Defence Policy 1983'' and the steps taken by the Government to keep the document secure; and

(b) calls upon the Government to make that full statement by 1 May 1984.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, recalling that the establishment of an Office of Aged Care was an Australian Labor Party election promise, notes that- (a) such an Office has yet to be established;

(b) the Government has failed to clarify whether such an Office, if and when established, will fall within the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Security or the Department of Health; and

(c) the Government's accommodation programs for the aged are causing distress and demonstrate a lack of co-ordination which would be likely to be overcome through the establishment of an Office of Aged Care;

and it condemns the Government for yet another example of its failure to honour election commitments to the aged.