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NOTICES

Notices of Motion: Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans):

No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, and for other purposes.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to enact certain transitional provisions in consequence of the enactment of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1985.

No. 3-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Atomic Energy Act 1953.

No. 4-To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 to provide for the granting of exploration permits by way of cash bidding, and for related purposes.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Coates):

No. 1-To move 12 sitting days after today-That the Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance (No. 3) 1985, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 40 of 1985 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

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

No. 2-To move 12 sitting days after today-That Amendment No. 43 of the Telecommunications (General) By-laws, made on 10 July 1985 under the Telecommunications Act 1975, be disallowed.

No. 3-To move 12 sitting days after today-That Amendment No. 44 of the Telecommunications (General) By-laws, made on 14 August 1985 under the Telecommunications Act 1975, be disallowed.

Senator Coates, by leave, made a statement relating to the Notices of Motion for disallowance of the Telecommunications (General) By-laws Amendment Nos 43 and 44.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that Australia's 6.5 million wage and salary earners have been awarded average pay rises of $15 per week by the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission-

(a) congratulates the Commission for its detailed evaluation of the case;

(b) congratulates the Federal Government and the Australian Council of Trade Unions for the success of its accord; and

(c) praises the trade union movement for its patience and tolerance in helping the Hawke Labor Government administration to guide the economy back to the road of recovery from the rocky path it inherited from the previous administration.

Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment (Mr Cohen) for his lack of understanding enunciated by his report to the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Kerin), on the licensing of the Tasmanian woodchip industry.

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

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

(a) expresses its concern at the holding of the Pacific Area Defence Exhibition (PADEX) in Darwin in May 1986, in the middle of the International Year of Peace;

(b) condemns the Australian and foreign companies that are involved in exhibiting weapons;

(c) urges the Australian Customs Service not to grant ""event'' status to PADEX, which would facilitate the importation and re-export of arms equipment;

(d) alerts the Government to the probability that countries with poor human rights records such as the Philippines, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Africa will be attending the exhibition;

(e) urges the Government to obtain an assurance that equipment bought through PADEX will not be used in violation of human rights in these countries;

(f) demands that the Government give an assurance that it will not permit weapons to be sold which are designed for crowd control, for use in torture, that are nuclear-capable and are in contravention of Australia's treaty obligations;

(g) deplores Australia's involvement in PADEX as a significant upgrading of our involvement in the corporate arms trade; and

(h) condemns this Government's support for PADEX, in contravention of the Australian Labor Party's existing policy.

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

(a) noting the cost of unemployment benefits being paid to New Zealanders living in Australia is some $63m per annum; and

(b) recognising that Australia's economy is reportedly going downhill, as indicated by the lack of strength of the Australian dollar and can no longer afford ""free lunches'' for New Zealanders,

calls upon the Federal Government to re-examine the ""open door policy'' by which any New Zealander can enter Australia without the same immigration procedure as applies to those from the rest of the world.

Intention to withdraw: Senator Missen, pursuant to Standing Order 109A, gave notice of his intention, on the next day of sitting, at giving of Notices, to withdraw Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1 standing in his name for the next day of sitting, for the disallowance of the Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Amendment).

Contingent Notice of Motion: Senator Hamer: To move (contingent on the introduction of a Bill in the Senate, or the receipt of a Bill from the House of Representatives)-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Hamer moving a motion to refer that Bill or part thereof to a standing committee.

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