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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans): To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and to establish, in accordance with certain international treaties and agreements to which Australia is a party, a system for the imposition and maintenance of nuclear safeguards in Australia, and for related matters.

Senator Reid: To move 10 sitting days after today-That the following parts of the Seat of Government (Administration) (Amendment) Ordinance 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 4 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed-

(a) the omission of sub-section 10 (4a) of the Principal Ordinance by paragraph 3 (b); and

(b) the omission of Part 4 of the Second Schedule of the Principal Ordinance by paragraph 4 (b).

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

(a) according to reports on Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio news on 3 June 1986, a high temperature thorium reactor at Haan on the Ruhr River in West Germany, the only one of its type, which opened in April 1986, developed a leak on 4 May 1986;

(b) West German farmers have felt constrained to block roads leading to the nuclear reactor, claiming there was a cover up of news about the leak by the company operating the plant which initially blamed the high level of radiation in the area on the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union;

(c) the plant is now closed, indicating the seriousness of the situation;

(d) the State Government covering the area has warned that if the results of an inquiry into the incident are not satsifactory the reactor's licence will be withdrawn;

(e) local farmers, concerned about their crops, want the station closed for good; and

(f) serious accidents at nuclear plants are becoming far too frequent for the general safety of mankind,

urges the Federal Government to use its good offices in the United Nations to have world wide safety checks instigated, with a view to setting minimum standards which all nations must observe.

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

No. 1-To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 79 and made under the Export Control Act 1982, be disallowed.

No. 2-To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Defence Determination Amendment of 15 April 1986, as contained in Determination No. 19 of 1986 and made under section 58b of the Defence Act 1903, be disallowed.

No. 3-To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan (Amendment), as contained in Plan of Management No. 5 of 10 April 1986 and made under the Fisheries Act 1952, be disallowed.

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

Intention to withdraw:

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. 1 standing in his name for this day, for the disallowance of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan No. 3.

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

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 and 3 standing in his name for 6 sitting days hence, for the disallowance of the Extradition (Finland) Regulations (Amendment) and the Rates (Amendment) Ordinance 1986.

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

Postponement: Senator Cooney, by leave, moved-That Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1 standing in his name for this day, for the disallowance of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan No. 3, be postponed till the next day of sitting.

Question-put and passed.