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NOTICES

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

(a) notes with concern that the deficit on the balance of payments current account for the September quarter in 1986 has reached a record $4.3 billion, representing an annual rate of $17 billion-about 16 per cent worse than the Budget forecast of a record $14.6 billion;

(b) further notes that exports for the quarter have fallen 3 per cent from the corresponding 3 months of 1985 and that imports have risen by 4 per cent, resulting in an 80 per cent worsening in the balance of merchandise trade to a record deficit of $1.5 billion and a 20 per cent worsening in the deficit on goods and services to $2.6 billion;

(c) regrets the Federal Government's refusal of the Federal Opposition's request that, in either a mini-budget in May 1986 or in its recent August 1986 Budget, it should take appropriate action to stop the serious worsening in our external accounts; and

(d) calls on the Government urgently to take genuine action to reduce the record Government spending it plans for the 1986-87 year, to re-structure the industrial relations system as recommended by the Opposition, to reduce Government intervention and to abandon the anti-business taxes that are damaging employment and investment in Australia, both of which are forecast in the Budget to worsen in 1986-87.

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

(a) notes with concern the failure of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev to reach any agreement on proposed disarmament measures at the October 1986 pre-summit meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland;

(b) notes, too, that the meeting failed over United States intransigence to drop the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) program and the Soviet refusal to negotiate except on those terms;

(c) commends the Australian Government for its refusal to take part in the SDI program and continuing to make a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty their highest priority; and

(d) urges the Government to use its ""preferred position'' to bring pressure to bear on the Reagan Administration to drop the SDI program and move towards a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty so there is some hope for future agreement between the 2 countries.

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

(a) notes that the Federal Government is sending Professor Ovington, Director of the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, to Paris to seek World Heritage listing for Kakadu Stage 2, despite that Government's undertaking, given at the July 1984 meeting of the Council of Nature Conservation Ministers, that it would not take unilateral action to nominate areas for World Heritage listing without the agreement of the State or Territory concerned; and

(b) deplores this shabby and deceitful breach of the Federal Government's undertaking to the Northern Territory.

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

No. 1-To move 11 sitting days after today-That the Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 1) Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 192 and made under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, be disallowed.

No. 2-To move 11 sitting days after today-That the Defence Determination No. 46 of 1986, made under section 58b of the Defence Act 1903, be disallowed.

No. 3-To move 11 sitting days after today-That the Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance (No. 3) 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 37 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

No. 4-To move 11 sitting days after today-That the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 206 and made under the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1983, be disallowed.

No. 5-To move 11 sitting days after today-That the Air Navigation (Charges) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 211 and made under the Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1952, be disallowed.

Senator Cooney, by leave, made a statement relating to the Notices of Motion.