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NOTICES:
Notices of Motion

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Senator Sir John Carrick: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) commends United States' President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev upon their recent Summit talks in Geneva;

(b) urges the 2 leaders to expedite the meetings of their respective officials towards achieving and ratifying an effective mechanism for massive nuclear and conventional disarmament to the lowest levels consistent with the maintenance of a viable deterrent and with full monitoring and verification; and

(c) emphasises the great value of major and continuous dialogue in the removal of international misunderstandings and suspicions.

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

(a) notes the recent statement by the Minister for Defence (Mr Beazley) that the contract or parts of the contract for the construction of submarines for the Royal Australian Navy is to be awarded to many (if not all) States of the Commonwealth;

(b) expresses its concern that South Australians are being misled by the State Labor Premier (Mr Bannon) into believing that he can deliver the submarine contract to South Australia; and

(c) calls on the Minister for Defence to reconsider his decision not to grant the submarine contract to South Australia.

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

(a) the 2.6 per cent rise in the underlying inflation rate in the September quarter national accounts, as measured by the implicit price deflator for non-farm gross domestic product, which is the highest quarterly rise in inflation for almost 3 years and represents a rate far higher than the target of 7 per cent on which the 1985-86 Budget is based; and

(b) the fall in the household savings ratio revealed in the national accounts, to only 11.3 per cent, the lowest level for 13 years.

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

(a) applauds New Zealand's inspiring and far-sighted stand in banning nuclear-powered and armed warships from its ports and supports that country's courageous refusal to be ""bullied'' into changing its policy;

(b) condemns the heavy-handed rhetoric of Mr Peacock in describing the New Zealand Government as ""delinquent'' and his seeking, through a return to the policies and rhetoric of the cold war era, to diminish the widespread aspirations of people in this region for a truly nuclear-free and independent Pacific; and

(c) whilst appreciating the fact that the Australian Labor Government has refrained from intimidating the New Zealand Government into changing its policy, calls on the Australian Government to actively support New Zealand's position on the banning of nuclear warships and urges the Australian Government to adopt a similar stand to that of its New Zealand counterpart.

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

(a) notes that the Federal Labor Government's proposal to outlaw legitimate business expenses will cause great hardship to many small businesses, not only in the restaurant industry, but in many other small businesses that are unable to afford expensive advertising campaigns and instead rely on personal contact to promote their product;

(b) notes that this proposal presents the Australian Democrats with an opportunity to do something effective for small business; and

(c) calls on the Australian Democrats to join with the National and Liberal parties and reject Labor's anti-small business taxes.

Notices of Motion withdrawn:

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney), in accordance with notices of intention given on 26 November 1985, withdrew Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1 standing in his name for this day, for the disallowance of the Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance 1985, Notice of Motion No. 5 standing in his name for this day and Notices of Motion Nos 2 and 3 standing in his name for 3 sitting days hence, for the disallowance of Telecommunications (General) By-laws Nos 42, 43 and 44, respectively.

Senator Cooney, by leave, withdrew Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 3 standing in his name for this day, for the disallowance of the Meat (Amendment) Ordinance 1985 and Notice of Motion No. 4 standing in his name for this day, for the disallowance of the Blood Donation (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Ordinance 1985.

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

Postponements:

Senator Cooney postponed Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 2 standing in his name for the disallowance of the New South Wales Acts Application Ordinance 1985, till the next day of sitting.

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

Senator Vigor postponed Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 6 standing in his name for the disallowance of section 3 of the New South Wales Acts Application Ordinance 1985, till the next day of sitting.

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