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Notice given 21 March 2002

55  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) under a New South Wales government scheme, drivers could save $2 000 in stamp duty costs if they purchased an environmentally friendly car, such as a petrol electric hybrid vehicle,

(ii) under the scheme, drivers purchasing new high-polluting vehicles will pay more stamp duty,

(iii) hybrid vehicles are up to 50 per cent more fuel efficient and are far less polluting, and

(iv) natural gas vehicles can produce more than 70 per cent less particulate matter than diesel vehicles;

(b) congratulates:

(i) the New South Wales Government for developing the scheme, and

(ii) the Federal Government for its decision to allow senators and members to choose to drive hybrid vehicles; and

(c) calls on all senators to consider using hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles as their electorate cars.

56  Senator Conroy: To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Minchin), by 28 May 2002, the following documents:

(a) Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM): Review of Foreign Currency Exposure, 2000-01, as cited in the AOFM Annual Report, 2000-01;

(b) Department of the Treasury: Review of the Benchmark, December 1 996, as cited on page 54 of Auditor-General’s report no. 14 of 1999-2000 ;

(c) Department of the Treasury: Review of the Benchmark, November 1 997, as cited on page 54 of Auditor-General’s report no. 14 of 1999-2000 ;

(d) Department of the Treasury: Review of the Benchmark, August 199 8, as cited on page 54 of Auditor-General’s report no. 14 of 1999-2000 ;

(e) AOFM, Review of the Benchmark, November 1999 , as cited in the AOFM submission to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit ‘Audit Recommendations and Status of Action as at End April 2000 ;

(f) File AOFM2000/00243 - Executive: Foreign Exchange Risk Management: Foreign Exchange Exposure Review Taskforce: CEO’s working papers;

(g) File AOFM2000/00381 - Debt Policy Unit: Debt Management Strategy: Development of Debt Management Strategy (Part 1);

(h) File AOFM2000/00382 - Debt Policy Unit: Debt Management Strategy: Development of Debt Management Strategy (Part 2);

(i) File AOFM2000/00383 - Debt Policy Unit: Debt Management Strategy: Development of Debt Management Strategy (Part 3);

(j) File AOFM2000/00384 - Debt Policy Unit: Debt Management Strategy: Development of Debt Management Strategy (Part 4);

(k) File AOFM2000/00124 - Admin Unit: AOFM Advisory Board (Part 1);

(l) File AOFM2000/00124 - Admin Unit: AOFM Advisory Board (Part 2);

(m) File AOFM2001/00124 - Admin Unit: AOFM Advisory Board (Part 3);

(n) File AOFM2001/00124 - Admin Unit: AOFM Advisory Board (Part 4);

(o) File AOFM2000/00316 - Portfolio Research Unit: Debt Management Strategy: AOFM Liability Management Committee Meeting Papers: from 25 October 2000 meeting;

(p) File AOFM2000/00147 - Debt Policy Unit: Foreign Exchange Risk Management: Report of the Taskforce on Commonwealth Foreign Exchange Risk Management;

(q) File AOFM2000/00233 - Debt Policy Unit: Swaps Policy: Monthly Financial Reports for the Swaps Portfolio during 2000-01;

(r) File AOFM2000/00234 - Debt Policy Unit: Swaps Policy: Notes Reporting on the Commonwealth of Australia’s Swap Activities during 2000-01;

(s) File AOFM2001/00015 - Portfolio Research Unit: Swaps Policy: Swap Counterparties Utilisation of Market Exposure Limits;

(t) File AOFM2001/00017 - Portfolio Research Unit: Debt Management Strategy: AOFM Liability Management Committee Meeting Papers: from 10 January 2001 meeting; and

(u) File AOFM2001/00152 - Portfolio Research Unit: Debt Management Strategy: AOFM Liability Management Committee Meeting Papers: from 2 May 2001 meeting.