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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Baume: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes: (i) that it is 40 years since the liberation of the prisoners of Nazi concentration and death camps,

(ii) that from those camps and other evidence there emerged knowledge of the full horror of the holocaust against the Jewish people, and

(iii) that some have sought in recent times to deny that the holocaust and the awful events that surrounded it occurred; and

(b) declares: (i) that historical evidence has determined beyond doubt that the holocaust occurred, and

(ii) that a major task for any civilised people is to prevent such events happening again.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Coates): To move 11 sitting days after today-That the Extradition (Republic of South Africa) Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1985 No. 14 and made under the Extradition (Foreign States) Act 1966, be disallowed.

Senator Coates, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to make provision with respect to certain matters concerning Commonwealth employees.

Senator Harradine: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting the 5th Report of 1985 of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, relating to the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985- (a) directs that Committee, when dealing with a private Senator's Bill, to take all appropriate measures to enable that Senator to participate, without voting, in its deliberations on the Bill, to make available to that Senator any submissions which the Committee has received on the Bill and any comments on the Bill which the Committee is considering reporting to the Senate, to provide that Senator with an opportunity to be heard orally or in writing in relation to such submissions or proposed comments before the Committee makes any report to the Senate on the Bill, and to ensure that the Senator is advised of the approximate time of presentation of the report and is provided with a copy thereof at the same time as it is received by members of the Committee; and

(b) directs that Committee to confine itself strictly to the criteria for reporting on Bills contained in the Resolution appointing the Committee, and not to comment upon matters relating to the policy of Bills.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that the Queensland Government has legislated to increase the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly from 82 to 87, to be divided into 4 zones, condemns that Government for- (a) blatantly rigging the Queensland electoral system in such a manner as to ensure the National Party remains in office; and

(b) depriving the electors of Queensland of their last vestiges of democratic voting rights, and going against the principle of ''one vote, one value''.