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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes the vote on Tuesday, 11 September 1984 on the matter of urgency where every member of the Labor, Liberal and National Parties present voted in favour of a motion which indicated the urgency of the need to demonstrate Australia's commitment to the ANZUS Treaty by supporting the continued presence of United States bases in Australia and the visits of nuclear-powered and armed warships to Australia as a means of re-affirming the ANZUS Treaty;

(b) condemns successive Liberal and Labor Governments for continuing to make Australians and their children nuclear targets through the presence of United States bases and nuclear-armed warships in our harbours and cities; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to take deliberate and bold steps to remove the threat of nuclear holocaust through unilateral initiatives to reject all nuclear weapons, such as prohibiting the entry of nuclear-powered and armed warships.

Senator Jack Evans: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to establish a register of foreign corporations owning or controlling Australian property.

Senator Townley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) noting that most people in Australia well recognise that without satisfactory defence, Australia could easily be overrun by forces from outside;

(b) well aware of the importance in defence of both the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean;

(c) convinced that unless satisfactory defence is obvious to those countries that have shown that they are aggressive, the likelihood of attack is much increased; and

(d) noting with deep concern the attitude of New Zealand to the defence of this area,

calls upon the Government of Australia to contact the New Zealand Government at the highest level and impress upon them the importance that Australia places upon the ANZUS Treaty and requests the New Zealand Government to show some maturity in world affairs, and once again accept their responsibilities in this area.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) condemns the Federal Government's decision to place its political fortunes ahead of the universally significant tropical rainforests of North Queensland, particularly in the Daintree region;

(b) condemns the deliberate and wilful misrepresentation of Federal Government Ministers that the Federal Government lacks the power to act until the Daintree region is nominated or on the World Heritage List;

(c) condemns the Federal Government's total failure to act to preserve Australia's unique world heritage areas in North Queensland by abdicating responsibility for their nomination for the World Heritage List to the Queensland Government; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to regulate now, under sub-paragraph 3 (2) (a) (ii) of the World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983, to save the Daintree rainforest by preventing any further construction of the road, and to nominate the area for world heritage listing by 31 December 1984.

Senator Mason: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes that on 12 September 1977, Steve Biko was killed whilst under police detention in South Africa; and

(b) condemns the Government of South Africa for maintaining its apartheid policy and for persisting in its claims that it is improving conditions of life for non-whites and allowing them access to power whilst simultaneously repressing protests from non-white leaders who maintain that the South African Government continues to be blatantly racist.

Senator Jessop: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) expresses its grave concern over the serious consequences of the ruling New Zealand Labour Party's decision to withdraw from all military exercises and alliances with nuclear powers, thereby putting an end to the ANZUS alliance; and (b) in view of the fact that the Soviet presence of nuclear-powered submarines and other naval vessels is continually increasing in the South Pacific region calls upon the Australian Government to denounce this harmful action on the part of the ruling New Zealand Labour Party which threatens the security of Australia and the Pacific area.

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the proposed Federal Government interference in the Daintree rainforest area, noting that this area is not listed on the World Heritage List; and

(b) condemns the Federal Government for its interference in a matter which is the responsibility of state and local governments and outside the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth.