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NOTICES

Notices of Motion:

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

(a) with concern the statements of the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) on national radio on 9 December 1986 that the Australia Card would effectively combat social security fraud; and

(b) that the Prime Minister would know that such claims are not supported by either the Joint Select Committee set up to examine the card, or the Department of Social Security, who are on record as saying that the card would do little to curb fraud because most social security fraud is caused by overpayment of benefits and not false identity,

calls on the Prime Minister to ensure that remarks he makes in interviews are based on fact, not fiction.

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

(a) notes that the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism (Mr Brown) has admitted the Federal Government's advertising budget, excluding its agencies and instrumentalities, totalled $34.64m. in 1985-86;

(b) further notes that this represents a 44 per cent or $10.5m. increase over the last 2 years and is almost double the total of $17.6m. spent in 1981- 82, the last full year of the Fraser Government;

(c) expresses its concern that, while no estimates have been revealed by the Government for its advertising spending in the current financial year, the Government has set out on major advertising campaigns of a blatantly political nature, particularly the improper, deceptive and dishonest $5m. campaign aimed at seeking political support for the Government's discredited and unfair fringe benefits tax; and

(d) calls on the Government to reveal the size of the advertising budget for 1986-1987 and to apply to it the severe cuts necessary, firstly, to save money at this time of crisis and, secondly, to cease this improper use of taxpayers' funds.

Contingent Notice of Motion:

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney): To move (contingent upon the completion of Questions without Notice on Wednesday, 10 December)-That so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Chaney moving a motion relating to the consideration of a matter of public importance or motion of urgency.