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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Harradine: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973.

Senator Coleman: To move on the next day of sitting-That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade for inquiry and report: A re-examination of the Closer Economic Relationship (CER) between Australia and New Zealand, with particular reference to: (a) the impact of sharp currency fluctuations;

(b) the need for safeguard provisions;

(c) the growth of trade between both countries since the commencement of CER;

(d) the impact on local industries, including tourism;

(e) the change in the composition of the Australian labour market;

(f) the progress made on the staged removal of tariffs, import licences and export incentives;

(g) the progress made on the inclusion of sensitive industries such as dairy products, iron and steel, timber, fishing, vegetables, etc.;

(h) the scope for investment and the involvement of the financial sector;

(i) the identification of regional problems resulting from the implementation of CER; and

(j) the impact on third country trade.

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes the desperate plight of the sugar industry in Queensland;

(b) condemns the Federal Labor Government's broken promise of implementing an underwriting scheme for the sugar industry;

(c) notes that the Queensland Government's sympathetic assistance given to the sugar industry is twice the amount given by the Federal Labor Government in the same period; and

(d) condemns the Federal Labor Government for its total disregard for the cane farmers, mill workers and small business people who depend on the sugar industry for jobs and livelihood.

Senator Kilgariff: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate deplores the decision of the Federal Government to withdraw funds for planning and construction of the Alice Springs to Darwin rail link about which, despite the findings of the Hill Inquiry, there is much evidence indicating that the project should proceed in the interests of national development and security.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate deplores the decision of the Federal Government to increase excise duties on aviation gasoline and aviation turbine fuel, as this places greater financial hardship on the people of outback Australia who rely on aircraft as their major means of communication and transport and who are already paying higher costs for these services than people in metropolitan parts of the nation.