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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Manager of Government Business (Senator Grimes): To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That, unless otherwise ordered, the days and hours of sitting of the Senate for the week commencing Monday, 22 October 1984, be- (a) Monday, 22 October 1984- 2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.;

(b) Tuesday, 23 October 1984- 10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.;

(c) Wednesday, 24 October 1984- 10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m., and

the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at 10.30 p.m. on this day; and

(d) Thursday, 25 October 1984- 10 a.m.-6.30 p.m.

(2) On Tuesday, 23 October 1984, the routine of business be as follows- (a) Petitions;

(b) Notices of Motion;

(c) Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business;

(d) Postponement and re-arrangement of Business;

(e) Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper;

(f) At 2 p.m., Questions;

(g) Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64;

(h) Consideration of Government Papers pursuant to Sessional Order; and

(i) Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper.

Senator Townley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, aware that if the referendum concerning the interchange of powers between the States and the Commonwealth is passed, it will be possible for the Commonwealth to arrange for the States to impose taxes that at the moment they cannot impose, such as a retail turnover tax, therefore urges the Federal Government to allocate a certain amount of money to both the ''Yes'' and ''No'' cases so that the people can be made aware of just how dangerous it is to pass a referendum even if it has a deceptively simple name.

Senator Sibraa: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate congratulates Bishop Desmond Tutu on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and assures him of the Senate's support in his fight against the evils of apartheid.

Senator Mason: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate is of the opinion that an appropriate tribunal should be established to oversee Government acquisition of private land with particular scrutiny of- (a) compensation rates paid by the Federal Government in comparison to fair market valuations; and

(b) the agreement of, and adherence to, reasonable dates of settlement.

Senator Watson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Labor Government for its failure to honour its previous election commitment that there would be no tax increase on lump sum superannuation.

Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Labor Government for deliberately misleading the people over its long-term taxation intentions.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes the assessments, recommendations and reports of the Royal Bank of Canada, Westpac Consortium and international petroleum consultants, Van Poollen and Associates, following their respective investigations into gas reserves in central Australia;

(b) calls on the Federal Government to note these reports; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to consider, as a matter of priority, the construction of a gas pipeline from Dingo, Orange Creek, Mereenie and Palm Valley to Darwin, with the possibility of extending the pipeline through to Nhulunbuy and Gove.

Senator Jack Evans: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) condemns the Federal Government for being prepared to submit to the demands of banks to lift the interest rate ceiling on small overdrafts and home loans; and

(b) urges the Federal Government not to rush into further deregulation unless it can be certain that small businesses and home buyers who currently have bank loans can be protected against the inevitable increase in interest rates that would flow to them as a result of such deregulation.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) calls on the Federal Government to commission a second inquiry into the viability of the Alice Springs to Darwin rail link project, taking into consideration the recommendations of a report prepared by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, and a further report prepared by the Montreal-based Canadian Pacific Consulting Services, both of which were tabled in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, 16 October 1984; and

(b) in the light of the defence and development requirements of northern Australia, calls on the Federal Government to carry out this further inquiry without delay.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) registers its abhorrence of the recent budgetary cutbacks which affect immediate and critical, as well as long-term, planning and scientific research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO);

(b) recognises that we are in the midst of a technological revolution which will continue to affect all societies particularly in industrial, economic, employment and social spheres, and that Australia cannot afford to be left behind other nations of the western world;

(c) stresses its concern that the Federal Government's offhand treatment of science and technology could well place our nation into a third world category;

(d) is astounded that the Federal Government lightly accepts an excess of $800 million for the cost of Medicare over and above the compulsory 1 per cent levy, but refuses to consider re-shuffling its priorities in other areas to allocate the desperately needed $9 million for CSIRO to maintain its basic research programs; and

(e) calls on the Federal Government to give urgent consideration to reviewing such critical funding for the CSIRO.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate is of the opinion that, in light of the high unemployment and lack of employment opportunities in outback Aboriginal settlements, the Federal Government should upgrade the Commonwealth Employment Program in these settlements to create employment in areas such as garden projects, tree planting and road building, so that the Aboriginal people, and, in particular, young Aboriginal people, are able to work and become more self-sufficient rather than remain reliant on pensions and unemployment benefits as their only means of subsistence.

Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes the Hawke Labor Government's failure to provide defensible reasons for calling a general election after only 19 months in office; and

(b) recognizes this failure as an insult to the intelligence of the people.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate is of the opinion that- (a) the Federal Government should take note of the submission prepared by the Northern Territory Government and the Alice Springs Municipal Council in conjunction with the Alice Springs Airport planning consultants, regarding the local ownership proposal for Alice Springs Airport; and

(b) the Federal Government should give priority consideration to providing funds for the upgrading of Alice Springs Airport to international standard so that the Airport can be proved viable and provide the facilities necessary: (i) for the increasing number of tourists, both national and international, travelling to and from central Australia,

(ii) for the numerous aircraft, which fly both east-west and north-south in the area, and which emanate from most capital cities, and

(iii) to complement the new international tourist destination at Yulara, Ayers Rock.