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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

Senator Giles, on behalf of the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney): To move 12 sitting days after today-That the Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance (No. 2) 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 10 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

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

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

(a) the impact and direction of the fringe benefits tax on the business community has no equal anywhere else in the world;

(b) the tax breaks all previous taxation laws and conventions by taxing the payer of the fringe benefit instead of the person who receives it, and that it taxes costs rather than profits;

(c) it is cluttered with anomalies and for the first time in the history of this country, taxes non-profit making organisations; and

(d) the tax has removed much of the incentive to live and work in isolated communities,

condemns the Federal Government for the confusion, uncertainty and hostility it has aroused in the community by the introduction of its fringe benefits tax legislation.

Senator Reid: To move 12 sitting days after today-That the Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance (No. 2) 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 10 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Senator Vigor:

No. 1-To move on Wednesday, 24 September 1986-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to terminate provisions in Acts which appropriate money without specifying the amount appropriated.

No. 2-To move on Wednesday, 24 September 1986-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to establish an Independent and Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation, and for related purposes.

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

(a) points out to the Federal Government its failure to comprehend the real impact of the fringe benefits tax on the Australian community;

(b) draws attention to the article in The Australian newspaper of 16 August 1986, in which it was reported that the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) had asserted that the fringe benefits tax would not be passed on to consumers, when this clearly is the case; and

(c) calls on the Government to admit that it has no understanding of the real effects of its taxation package.

Senator Watson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that Australia's grain producing industries are internationally competitive, but that their full export potential is limited by difficulties in the distribution system-

(a) calls on the Federal Government to initiate an inquiry through the Industries Assistance Commission (IAC) into the cost and efficiency of national grain handling, storage and transport, from the farm gate to export markets; and

(b) ensure that this inquiry covers all aspects of grain handling which could lead to inefficiencies and loss of export income, including State and Commonwealth regulations, organisational and work practices, and industrial matters,

believes that an inquiry through the IAC would be much more appropriate and cost efficient in present day circumstances than a Royal Commission.

Senator Vigor: To move on Wednesday, 24 September 1986-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to enact certain transitional provisions and make certain amendments in consequence of the enactment of the Independent and Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Intention to withdraw:

Senator Giles, on behalf of the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney), and pursuant to Standing Order 109a, gave notice of her intention, at the placing of Business this day, to withdraw Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1 standing in Senator Cooney's name for the disallowance of the Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations.

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

Papers: Senator Giles, by leave, tabled the following Papers:

Regulations and Ordinances-Standing Committee-Copies of Letters (7) relating to Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations between the Chairman (Senator Cooney) and the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Kerin), dated-

14 May 1986.

10 June 1986.

12 June 1986.

6 August 1986.

22 August 1986.

17 September 1986.

22 September 1986, including a draft of delegation of powers and schedule by the Minister for Primary Industry.