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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Jessop: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate agrees with the dissent by Senators Jessop and Peter Rae attached to the Final Report of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes with approval the release of the Liberal and National Parties' social security policy, in particular: (i) its commitment to repeal the Hawke Labor Government's assets test and lump sum superannuation legislation,

(ii) the restoration of the present system of income-tested and indexed pensions and a liberalisation of the income test for the Pensioner Health Benefit card,

(iii) its encouragement of occupational superannuation and personal savings as the only practical means of reducing long-term demands on government revenue by the ageing of the population, and

(iv) the fact that it would restore stability, security and predictability for those presently retired and those approaching retirement in contrast to the constant and savage attack they have been under from the Hawke Labor Government since its election; and

(b) notes that, but for the action of the Australian Democrats and the Australian Labor Party, the assets test legislation would not have passed Parliament and would not be coming into force on 21 March 1985.

Senator Harradine: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) noting the statement by Senator Ryan, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women, supporting the election of women to the national Parliament; and

(b) noting that Mrs Kath Venn has a consistent record of strong support for moral values and social justice,

calls on Senator Ryan to support Mrs Venn's candidature for the Senate notwithstanding that some may consider this may constitute a ''kiss of death''.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) calls on the Leader and members of the Federal Opposition to display some genuine concern for pensioners by modifying their present campaign tactic of trying to extort the votes of elderly Australians by deliberately terrifying them; and

(b) urges the Opposition to present its case against the assets test in a rational manner that will not cause unnecessary discomfort, fear and panic among the elderly, for the dubious purpose of short-term political gain.

Senator Townley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, recognising that security is the Government's prime responsibility, views with concern the refusal of the Leader of the Government, Senator Button, to answer questions raised by Senator Townley concerning the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, on Tuesday, 23 October 1984.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes with approval the release of the Liberal and National Parties' social security policy, in particular- (a) the introduction of a family choice rebate, a child-care rebate and the commitment that sole parents will, through a combination of an extension to the sole parent's rebate and the child-care rebate, receive an equivalent benefit;

(b) its commitment to continue to provide assistance to the range of child-care centres and to provide additional subsidies to low-income families and individuals with special needs;

(c) its commitment to support needy families with children with special problems (particularly disabled children) with respite care for both short and long-terms;

(d) its commitment to institute a pilot study into the provision of privately owned and operated child-care centres to establish their feasibility to provide services to low-income and regionally-deprived families; and

(e) the thrust of the policy which is to support families with children, thus putting Australians first and standing up for families.

Senator Robert Ray: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate congratulates the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Chaney, for his achievement of a 1 per cent poll rating amongst Liberal voters who had been asked who they preferred as Opposition Leader.

Senator Crichton-Browne: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that- (a) during the life of the present Government there has been a decline in employment in agriculture, mining of metallic minerals, manufacturing of basic metal products, transport and storage, road transport, communications, insurance and services to insurance;

(b) preliminary seasonally-adjusted September 1984 employment figures show an actual fall in the number of people with full-time jobs, compared with August 1984;

(c) contained in those jobs claimed to be created by the Labor Government are 139 000 jobs in the public sector; and

(d) figures for employment under job creation and wage subsidy schemes, which are included in the overall employment figures for the end of September 1984, show 91 007 people employed under: (i) the Community Employment Program (40 795),

(ii) the Adult Wage Subsidy Schemes (7 436),

(iii) the Special Youth Employment and Training Program (21 614), and

(iv) the Wages Pause Program (21 162),

condemns the Government for the misleading and cynical use of gross figures which seek to give the impression of a strong growth in employment during and as a result of its term of office.

Senator Watson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate reminds the Labor Government of its failure to proceed with its commitment to national, uniform land rights legislation.

Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Attorney-General, Senator Gareth Evans, for attempting, on advice from the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Senator Ryan, to ''heavy'' the Human Rights Commission in its choice of academics to undertake certain studies.