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NOTICES

Contingent Notices of Motion:

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney):

No. 1-To move (contingent on a Minister moving a motion that a Bill be considered an Urgent Bill)-That so much of Standing Order 407b be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

No. 2-To move (contingent on a Minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a Bill, or any stage of a Bill)-That so much of Standing Order 407b be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each Senator speaking for the time allocated by Sessional Orders.

No. 3-To move (contingent on the Chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a Bill, or any stage of a Bill, has expired)-That so much of Standing Order 407b be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the Bill, or the stage of the Bill, without limitation of time or for a specified time.

No. 4-To move (contingent on the Chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a Bill, or any stage of a Bill, has expired)-That so much of Standing Order 407b be suspended as would prevent the Questions being put in respect of any amendments circulated by the Opposition or the Australian Democrats, and that such Questions be put accordingly.

Notices of Motion:

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

(a) conscious of the need for significant progress to be made in the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations between NATO and the Warsaw Pact; and

(b) conscious, too, of the substantial numerical superiority and close concentration of the Warsaw Pact groundforces by contrast with the wide global dispersal of NATO troops;

(c) actively supports the new Western initiatives which include:

(i) achieving a reduction of 5000 United States (US) and 11 500 Soviet ground troops in units; the length of the reductions period, to be agreed, not to exceed one year,

(ii) a collective no-increase commitment on NATO-Warsaw Pact and US-Soviet ground and air forces remaining in the MBFR zone, to begin when reductions are complete and to last for 3 years, and

(iii) a package of verification measures including yearly exchange of detailed information of units down to battalion level, 30 annual on-site inspections to monitor compliance and permanent entry-exit points to monitor troop movements in and out of the zone of reductions; and

(d) calls upon the Hawke Government to use its good offices in assisting the achievement of these objectives.

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

(a) condemns the continued attack on the Queensland economy by the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) at Question Time;

(b) calls on Senator Walsh to concentrate on the Federal economy which is in dire straits and running out of control with the balance of payments deficit expected to reach $14 billion by 30 June 1986 and the domestic economy which is in a state of depression;

(c) notes that the economic indicators Senator Walsh uses to base his attack on Queensland, such as jobs advertised in local newspapers, are in no way able to set a true assessment of the Queensland economy;

(d) recognising the figures put out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as a true basis for economic research:

(i) notes that the ABS figures indicate that Queensland employment grew in the 12 months ended April 1986 by 72 600 or 7.1 per cent, the highest of any State and well above the national average of 5.4 per cent, and

(ii) notes that the ABS figures for the period ended April 1986, show the decrease in unemployment in Queensland has been 4.8 per cent, representing the fastest decrease in unemployment of any State and is well above the 0.5 per cent achieved nationally;

(e) congratulates the Queensland Government on creating 20 per cent of all jobs in Australia with 16 per cent of the population;

(f) =-=-notes that the Queensland economy is steady and reliable in contrast to the Federal economy which is fast becoming one of a banana republic, in the words of the Treasurer (Mr Keating); and

(g) notes the statement made by the ABS that there are more people looking for work in Queensland due to high interest rates, the proposed fringe benefits tax and low commodity prices which have led rural producers' wives and children to seek work off the farm.

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

(a) recognises the impatience of the world's people waiting for a much needed breakthrough on a Comprehensive Test Ban (CTB) treaty relating to nuclear weapons;

(b) notes that in the 1985 report from the Conference on Disarmament tabled by the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Hayden) on 3 June 1986, the ""United States was opposed to any mandate calling for negotiation of a treaty; it regarded a CTB as a long-term objective and not something which should be negotiated at the present time'';

(c) welcomes the extension of the Soviet moratorium on nuclear testing until 6 August 1986 in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident;

(d) considers that the next 2 months are therefore crucial in applying pressure on our ally seriously to work on negotiation of a CTB, but that more pressure is needed than words, which apparently fall on deaf ears; and

(e) suggests 2 possible actions which the Australian Government could take to demonstrate its ""top priority in the disarmament field'' as stated by the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans) on 8 April 1986:

(i) that the Australian Government delay renewal of the Pine Gap lease pending significant United States (US) action towards a CTB, and

(ii) that the Australian Government declare a moratorium on the visits of US warships until there is significant US action towards a CTB.

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

(a) notes the comments made by Australian Capital Territory youth workers who have described the Federal Government's traineeship and Priority One Program as ""an unsatisfactory band-aid program''; and

(b) calls upon the Government to alter its economic policy so that young people can look forward to genuine long-term employment and careers, rather than more of the self-promotional and highly inadequate programs which presently pass for youth employment schemes.

Notices of Motion withdrawn: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney), in accordance with notices of intention given on 3 June 1986, withdrew 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 and Business of the Senate, Notices of Motion Nos 1 and 3 standing in his name for 5 sitting days hence, for the disallowance of the Extradition (Finland) Regulations (Amendment) and the Rates (Amendment) Ordinance 1986.

Contingent Notice of Motion amended: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney), pursuant to Standing Order 109, amended the fourth Contingent Notice of Motion given by him this day, to read as follows: That (contingent on the Chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a Bill, or any stage of a Bill, has expired)-That so much of Standing Order 407b be suspended as would prevent the Questions being put in respect of any amendments circulated by the Opposition, the Australian Democrats, Senator Harradine or Senator Vallentine, and that such Questions be put accordingly.