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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

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

(1) That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Proposed Army Training Facility, be appointed to inquire into:

(a) the need for an area of land in New South Wales for the purposes of the relocation and co-location of the army's School of Artillery and Infantry Centre, and for army manoeuvres, having regard to strategic and training requirements appropriate to Australia's Defence Force, existing defence facilities and army training practices in comparable countries;

(b) the suitability of the areas of land at Bathurst/Orange and Cobar presently under study for the purposes of acquisition, having regard to the army's needs and any countervailing public interests; and

(c) whether machinery should be established to hear persons affected by future proposed acquisitions and to investigate the need for such acquisitions.

(2) That the composition and powers of the committee be contained in a subsequent resolution.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate calls upon the Government to-

(a) take note of the views expressed by thousands of Australians who are opposed to the granting of ownership of Ayers Rock to the Mutitjulu community; and

(b) take steps to ensure that Ayers Rock remains the property of all Australians, with local Aboriginal people taking an active role in the management of Ayers Rock and Uluru National Park.

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

(a) notes with disdain, comments made by the Queensland Premier, Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio program ""AM'', on 11 September 1985 regarding the Federal Government's proposal to consider the introduction of personal identification cards for the purpose of helping to bring tax evaders and avoiders to justice, and for many other reasons designed to streamline the process of good Government; and

(b) totally refutes suggestions that information on such cards, if introduced, would specify criminal or other such recorded information, or identify the political affiliations of holders of the cards to be used against them in situations such as job interviews, as stated by the Premier on the radio program.

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

(a) conscious of the rapid way Australia's overseas debt has been building up, particularly over the period of the Labor Government;

(b) recognising that Australia's debt per head will result in the Government having to pay almost $7000m in interest on that debt this financial year;

(c) noting that the interest that the Government is budgeting for is already almost $300m more than predicted just a few months ago in the Department of Finance Report on the Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays and Staffing; and

(d) taking into account that without increased exports Australia's economic future in the long-term is under a serious cloud,

calls upon the Government of Australia to issue a statement showing just how it intends to solve the debt crisis situation.

Senator Kilgariff: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, in view of the conclusions reached by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University in its study of the defence implications of a railway from Alice Springs to Darwin, and the preliminary report on the economic viability of such a railway which has been prepared by Canadian Pacific Consulting Services Ltd, calls upon the Government to undertake a further inquiry into the viability of a railway from Alice Springs to Darwin, taking into account its defence implica-tions and the findings of both the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Report and the Canadian Pacific Report.