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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

The Manager of Government Business (Senator Grimes): To move on the next day of sitting-

(1) That, unless otherwise ordered, after 3 June 1986 the days and times of meeting of the Senate for the remainder of the Autumn sittings be as follows-

(a) Wednesday, 4 June 1986-

10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.;

(b) Thursday, 5 June 1986-

10 a.m.- 6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.;

(c) Friday, 6 June 1986-

9 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-4.15 p.m.;

(d) Tuesday, 10 June 1986 and Wednesday, 11 June 1986-

10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.;

(e) Thursday, 12 June 1986-

10 a.m.- 6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.; and

(f) Friday, 13 June 1986-

9 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-4.15 p.m.

(2) That the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at 10.30 p.m. on 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 June 1986 and at 4.15 p.m. on 6 and 13 June 1986.

(3) That, on Friday, 6 June 1986 and the week commencing 10 June 1986, the Sessional Orders relating to the Routine of Business for Week 1 apply.

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

(a) expresses its concern that official statistics show a further 2.1 per cent fall in private sector new capital investment spending in the March 1986 quarter on top of the 3.3 per cent fall in the December 1985 quarter;

(b) notes the recent statement by the Treasurer (Mr Keating) on 14 May 1986 that: ""It is better to cut the Commonwealth deficit further than to cut private sector activity because it is private sector activity that will put the investment in place to give us a better level of local production against imports. So if we want to cure the problem, the thing not to do is to crush off private sector investment.''; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to take strong and immediate action to implement Mr Keating's injunction to restore the level of private sector investment in Australia by introducing a mini-budget that will substantially cut the deficit by reducing Government spending, abandons the anti-business elements of the present tax package, opposes the productivity claim and other increases in labour costs and reduces the Government's dependence on its policy of record high interest rates.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney): To move on the next day of sitting-That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders, the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances shall be empowered to meet with a quorum of 3 members until such time as a Senator has been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Tate.

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

Intention to withdraw:

Senator Vigor, pursuant to Standing Order 109A, gave notice of his intention, at the conclusion of Question Time this day, to withdraw Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 2 standing in his name for the disallowance of section 11 of the Health Authority Ordinance 1985.

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, Notices of Motion Nos 1 to 3 standing in his name for the next day of sitting, for the disallowance of Fisheries Notices Nos 158 and 160 and the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan No. 3.

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