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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) is concerned about the recent action taken by the Australian Capital Territory Apprenticeship Board in applying a strict interpretation of the relevant catering award for apprentice cooks;

(b) abhors the fact that this now means that the intake of apprentice cooks in the Australian Capital Territory will be restricted to a maximum of 15 apprentices every 3 years; and

(c) insists that the Government immediately intervene to prevent further erosion of the rapidly diminishing sources of employment for Canberra's youth.

Senator Mason: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) supports the Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Barry Jones, in his attempt to establish a Commission for the Future which would draw up options for future development and public debate on technological change in Australia; and

(b) deplores the decision of Cabinet to refuse to consider detailed plans for the structure of the Commission, thus abrogating its responsibility to adequately provide for future development of Australia's technological resources.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) calls on the Minister for Health to explain the reasons for increasing delays and short notice of cancellation of elective surgery lists in Royal Canberra and Woden Valley Hospitals;

(b) expresses concern about inadequate nursing staff at Canberra hospitals and the inability of the Capital Territory Health Commission to attract adequate numbers of nurses to Canberra hospitals; and

(c) calls on the Minister to attend to the Australian Capital Territory section of his portfolio and take immediate remedial action in relation to both cancelled elective surgery lists and nursing staff shortages in the Australian Capital Territory.