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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

Senator Messner:

No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate expresses concern that 3 months after the announcement of cuts in the child care budget, the Hawke Government is causing prolonged concern and anxiety to families using child care services in Australia and calls upon it to announce immediately the exact details of the cuts and their impact upon individual child care centres and child care users.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate expresses its concern at the failure of the Hawke Labor Government to announce a detailed plan of action to deal with the recommendations of the Handicapped Programs Review.

Senator Haines, at the request of the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Government for allowing Qantas to award its order for the design of a new Qantas uniform, not only to a foreign company, but a French company, while France is at present defying the expressed wishes of the Australian Government by continuing to test nuclear bombs in the Pacific.

Senator Sanders: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) calls upon the Government to seriously and openly, with public consultation, address the questions raised by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference to be held in Geneva beginning at the end of August, with a view to:

(i) submitting to the Review Conference a practical multilateral disarmament program,

(ii) supporting all moves to impose a timetable for superpower disarmament, and

(iii) to either propose or support other nations' proposals that the Review Conference resolve to urge immediate conclusion by the superpowers of a comprehensive test ban treaty; and

(b) calls upon the Government to:

(i) recognise the concern and interest of the Australian community in the NPT Review Conference by publicising the positions taken by the Government at the Review,

(ii) sponsor a non-Government organisation representative to attend the conference, and

(iii) finance meetings of non-Government organisations involved in peace and disarmament, to brief them on the Review and discuss the future of the NPT.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes with concern the neglect by the Hawke Government of the Australian Capital Territory's frail aged, and the inadequate recognition in the Budget for the need for nursing home beds in the Australian Capital Territory.

Senator Siddons: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Government-

(a) for not acting on the 1984 Green Paper which recommended that the Trade Practices Act be altered so that the Trade Practices Commission could reject any mergers which substantially lessen competition;

(b) for permitting the Coles/Myer merger to threaten the livelihood of small business, which will find it difficult to compete with the new retailing giant; and

(c) for not acting to prevent a merger which will increase the prices paid by consumers of all retail goods imported by or manufactured exclusively for the Coles/Myer group,

and urges the Government to quickly implement the recommendations of the 1984 Green Paper so as to protect Australian small business and consumers against future mergers.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to declare the powers, privileges and immunities of each House of the Parliament, its members and committees.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes with concern-

(a) that the discredited Tax Summit failed to address the issue of integration of the tax and social security systems;

(b) that the same matter was ignored in the Budget;

(c) that the lack of integration forces many social security recipients to suffer the highest effective personal tax rates in Australia; and

(d) that this situation penalises moves towards independence by social security recipients and promotes prolonged dependence upon Commonwealth income support,

and condemns the Hawke Labor Government for its lack of action in this area.

Senator Townley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) recognising that this country is already one of the most indebted in the world, with liabilities per head far in excess of Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Poland or Brazil;

(b) conscious of the fact that this financial year we will be spending more on public debt interest than we do on education, health or defence, and almost 5 times as much as we do on housing;

(c) being aware of the manner in which our public debt interest has grown from $887m or 4.9 per cent of budget outlays in 1974-75 to a staggering $6724m or almost 10 per cent of budget outlays in 1985-86; and

(d) taking into account the fact that if our major exports collapse the Australian economy will be liable to a most serious economic collapse,

calls on the Hawke Socialist Government to recognise the extreme danger of the situation into which it is leading Australia and to take immediate action to reduce Government borrowings.

Senator Vigor: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) notes that the Australian Labor Party has promised in previous election campaigns not to sell the Belconnen Mall, and to provide adequate community facilities in North Canberra for all age groups;

(b) notes that the sale of Belconnen Mall would break a fundamental election promise of the Government;

(c) notes that the Belconnen Mall currently provides subsidised child care facilities for parents in North Canberra;

(d) calls on the Government to reconsider its proposal to sell the Belconnen Mall;

(e) calls on the Government to allocate the $7m to $10m held in reserves by the Canberra Commercial Development Authority to community development activities and facilities in North Canberra; and

(f) requests that if the Belconnen Mall is sold that child care facilities continue to be provided in the Mall, with a continuation of the current level of subsidisation indefinitely, and that this be included as a clause in any Belconnen Mall lease.

Senator Mason: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) notes that the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty signed in Rarotonga at the 1985 South Pacific Forum is the first step in making the South Pacific a truly nuclear-free zone; and

(b) calls upon the Government:

(i) to take the initiative in moving at the next South Pacific Forum that additional items be added to the nuclear prohibitions under the Treaty, and

(ii) to take immediate steps to bring Australia's internal policies in relation to nuclear matters into line with both the letter and the spirit of the Treaty.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate considers that-

(a) the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme, by focusing narrowly on specialist medical services for the isolated patient, fails to appreciate the special developmental needs of the isolated child and therefore denies access to the full range of paediatric health services which are available to the urban child;

(b) the development of children of families who choose to live in isolated regions should not be placed at risk because of the difficulty in gaining access to paediatric health services; and

(c) quality can only be applied to paediatric health services when they are based on a clear understanding of the total development of the child, covering psychological, emotional, social and physical needs.

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) deplores the inaction of the Federal Government to exert pressure on the Australian Council of Trade Unions and its affiliated unions to obey the rulings of the Northern Territory Industrial Commission in the Mudginberri dispute;

(b) deplores the Government's lack of action in not demanding that its Commonwealth meat inspectors inspect meat destined for export and earn their pay;

(c) condemns the Government for not governing for all Australians by its support for the union movement and lack of support for the pastoral and meat processing industries; and

(d) calls on the Labor Socialist Government to explain why it expects employers to abide by the awards of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission when the Federal Government and the union movement will not similarly obey the orders of the arbitration system.

Senator Sanders, at the request of the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp): To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) calls upon the Government to:

(i) actively seek the successful conclusion of a Final Declaration at the Review Conference Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review beginning at the end of August,

(ii) promote the recessing of the Review Conference, and support in every way possible the issuing of an interim report calling upon the nuclear weapon states to take specific disarmament measures, prior to a reconvening of the Conference in 1986,

(iii) initiate and support moves for an Amendment Conference to be called to consider amendments to Articles IV and VI in line with the above,

(iv) support the proposal to establish the Energy for Development Fund to research and promote alternative energy sources, especially related to the needs of Third World Nations,

(v) propose and support any moves at the Review to amend Article IV of the Treaty to end its commitment to the promotion of the use of nuclear energy for civilian uses, and

(vi) promote and support any moves to separate the promotion and safeguarding functions of the International Atomic Energy Agency; and

(b) condemns the Government for its failure to inform and consult with the community on the importance of the Review and the position that the Government will be taking.