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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Government for- (a) agreeing to close the Tasmanian railways and throw 1100 employees out of work; and

(b) for its attempts to water-down the Tasmanian Freight Compensation Scheme.

Senator Watson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Socialist Government for the manner of its negotiations with the Tasmanian Premier in determining the level of grants to Tasmania at the Premiers' Conference, particularly its approach in the Prime Minister's offer of cash in lieu of jobs in the proposal of scrapping the Tasmanian railway system, and its withdrawal from freight equalization.

Senator Harradine: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate expresses its concern at the Federal Government's apparent preparedness to negotiate away the jobs of its own employees in the Australian National Railways in the context of a Premiers' Conference, without any prior consultation with the workers and unions concerned.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) noting the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) previous insistence in official statements and evidence to Senate Estimates Committee C that its decision to provide travel entitlements to homosexual partners of ABC staff members on the same basis as spouses, was based on advice given to the Board by its Equal Employment Opportunities Unit that the ABC was required by law to make this decision and that other corporations had so acted; and

(b) noting that the ABC has now admitted orally and in writing to Estimates Committee C that the information on which its decision was based is incorrect and has acknowledged its error, calls on the ABC to immediately reverse its unsound and anti-social decision.