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NOTICES

Intention to withdraw: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney), 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. 2 standing in his name for the next day of sitting, for the disallowance of the Artificial Conception Ordinance 1985.

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

Notices of Motion:

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

(a) the United States (US) wind energy industry reached a significant milestone in August 1985 with the generation of the first million barrels of oil equivalent;

(b) wind generation capacity in the US is now at 1097 megawatts, roughly the equivalent of a large nuclear reactor;

(c) this capacity was installed at a cost of $1.6 billion, 1/2 the current cost of a nuclear reactor; and

(d) the generation of electricity by wind has saved over 7 1/2 million pounds of atmospheric emissions over the best coal technologies yet built,

urges the Federal Government to provide similar incentives to those available in the US to assist in the equally rapid development of an Australian wind energy industry.

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

(a) notes the broken promises of the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) on the following subjects: the assets test, the taxation of lump sum superannuation, the capital gains tax, interest rates, the value of the dollar, petrol prices, inflation, the trilogy and the creation of 10 000 traineeships under the Priority One Scheme, culminating last week in the wilful breaking of the promise made by the Prime Minister only 2 weeks ago not to lift the home loan interest rate ceiling;

(b) notes that the Prime Minister's determined policy of making promises he has no intention of keeping appears to be in conflict with his continued assertions about integrity; and

(c) requests the Prime Minister to advise the Senate which of his few remaining unbroken promises he intends to break next.

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

(a) condemns the Hawke Labor Government for its failure significantly to reduce interest rates; and

(b) condemns the Government's discriminatory and unequal treatment of borrowers from different types of institutions, banks, building societies and credit unions as unfair, unjust and un-Australian.