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ADJOURNMENT

The President under Sessional Order, put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn.

Notice of Motion: Pursuant to Standing Order 36AA, the Deputy-Clerk reported to the Senate that the following Notice of Motion had been delivered to him by Senator Harradine-To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That the following Regulations be referred to the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs: (a) Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 331 and made under the Customs Act 1901; and

(b) Customs (Cinematograph Films) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1983 No. 332 and made under the Customs Act 1901.

(2) That the Committee advise the Senate whether the aforementioned Regulations remove from existing Commonwealth law- (a) the power to prevent the importation of hard core pornography (e.g. X rated videos) and publications which consistently incite the use of hard drugs;

(b) the power to prevent the importation of grossly obscene publications including those associated with blasphemy; and

(c) the power to require videos for non-commercial use to be registered by the Films Censorship Board before release from Customs.

(3) That the Committee report to the Senate on or before 29 May 1984.

Debate ensued.

Question-resolved in the affirmative.

The Senate adjourned at 11.03 p.m. till tomorrow at 10 a.m.