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Notice given 3 April 2001

891  Senator Lees: To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Kemp), no later than 5 April 2001, a copy of the report into the impact of the fringe benefits tax changes on Indigenous organisations by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

893  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the protest on the weekend of 31 March and 1 April 2001 by 1 500 people against the Government’s plans for development of the Australian Defence Industries (ADI) site at St Marys;

(b) opposes the large scale housing development plan at the St Marys site in recognition of the intensity and extent of community opposition;

(c) calls on the Federal Government to protect the heritage-listed Cumberland Plains Woodland and the last viable population of kangaroos and emus in the Sydney metropolitan area; and

(d) supports the creation of a regional park, including a nature reserve, covering the entire ADI site, that protects in perpetuity the natural and cultural heritage of the site, and creates sustainable employment opportunities in tourism and education, and provides the people of western Sydney with urgently needed space for passive recreation.