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Notice given 26 February 2001

813  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 18 March 2001 is the 26th anniversary of the nuclear-free Kobe Formula, which requires that any warship entering the Port of Kobe must submit ‘non-nuclear certification’ that there are no nuclear weapons on board,

(ii) the nuclear-free Kobe Formula has been enforced by the Kobe City local government for the past 26 years, and

(iii) in Japan, only local municipalities have authority over their ports and harbours; and

(b) sends a message to the Kobe City local government acknowledging the anniversary of the Kobe Formula and urging it to continue its opposition to nuclear weapons.