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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That Part VII of the Children's Services Ordinance 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 13 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

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

(a) notes that section 160zzt of the Income Tax Assessment Act taxes that part of the disposable proceeds of shares in a company or interests in a partnership or trust estate acquired before 20 September 1985 where that is attributable to an increase in the value of underlying property owned by that entity acquired on or after 20 September 1985; and

(b) calls upon the Hawke Labor Government to amend the legislation so as to give effect to its promise that property held before 20 September 1985 would not be subject to capital gains tax.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education and the Arts (Senator Colston): To move on the next day of sitting-That the time for presentation of the Report of the Standing Committee on Education and the Arts on a proposed amendment to the Copyright Amendment Bill 1986 be extended to 19 September 1986.

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

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney): To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Labor Government for its failure to provide an economic framework which will encourage the new investment vital to improving the prospects and living standards of all Australians.

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

(a) notes that the new fringe benefits and capital gains taxes are administrative nightmares, impose on businesses massive paper burdens, contain inequities and inconsistencies and cut across the Federal Government's desire to expand overseas trade; and

(b) calls on the Government to introduce legislation to remove all anomalies and acknowledge the problems encountered by isolated local councils, mining operations and other businesses operating in remote areas and overseas destinations.

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

(a) views with alarm the precipitate closure of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs and the absorption of its functions within a departmental bureaucracy and without appropriate funding in the 1986-87 Budget;

(b) shares the anxiety of many Australians about the announced dismemberment of the Human Rights Commission without any Federal Government plan for tackling racism and other human rights abuses in this country;

(c) calls upon the Government to withdraw its discriminatory cuts to the program for teaching ""English as a Second Language'', and muliticultural education;

(d) stresses the importance of implementing the National Language Policy; and

(e) urges the Government to stand up for its platform commitment to multiculturalism.

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

(a) notes with dismay the Federal Government's decision to resume uranium exports to France;

(b) recalls the policy of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) made in 1984 and re-affirmed at Hobart in July 1986, not to export uranium to France until that nation ceases testing nuclear weapons in the South Pacific region;

(c) recalls that the original ban was made for symbolic reasons, knowing full well that the decision would not stop French nuclear tests but would make clear Australia's stand on the matter as a moral issue;

(d) notes that France has still failed to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has now tested over 150 nuclear weapons at Mururoa Atoll since 1966;

(e) accepts that Australia's uranium is mixed with all other uranium imports to France and that the separation of Australian yellowcake is only a paper transaction in terms of where it ends up;

(f) condemns the Labor Government's decision to renege on yet one more of its party policies with regard to nuclear proliferation so that almost nothing is left of its earlier commitments; and

(g) calls upon the Federal Government to rescind the decision to resume uranium exports to France immediately.

Senator Vigor: To move 9 sitting days after today-That the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal (Inquiries) Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 100 and made under the Broadcasting Act 1942, be disallowed.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes that the Commissioner of Taxation has issued a ruling known as IT No. 2121 which-

(a) appears to tax contractors who form themselves into family trusts or companies as though they are individuals;

(b) was intended to catch those arrangements which amount to nothing more than shams;

(c) appears also, however, to catch those family arrangements which have been legitimately established with the purpose of providing limited liability to family assets such as the family home or to provide a ""going concern'' legal entity for the contractors' business; and

(d) in many cases has been employed by the Commissioner of Taxation to penalise contractors whose circumstances do not warrant such heavy-handed treatment.

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

(a) renewable power sources-biomass, hydro, solar, wind and geothermal-already provide twice as much energy as nuclear power;

(b) renewable energy supplies have become the fastest growing domestic sources of power since the United States (US) nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in March 1979;

(c) the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster has made it even more imperative for renewable energy development as the alternative to the expansion of nuclear power; and

(d) over the past 5 years, 60 000 megawatts worth of nuclear plants were cancelled in the US, while 18 600 megawatts of co-generation and renewable energy capacity were ordered by non-utility, entrepreneurial developers,

urges the Federal Government to provide incentives for the rapid development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy efficiency improvements.

Notice of Motion withdrawn: Senator Brownhill withdrew General Business, Notice of Motion No. 49 standing in his name relating to an industrial dispute in Newcastle.