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Notice given 10 September 2003

575  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Faulkner): To move—That the Senate notes with grave concern:

(a) the leaking of an Office of National Assessment (ONA) document dated December 2002 and classified top-secret AUSTEO;

(b) that material from the ONA classified report was published in an article by Mr Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun of 23 June 2003;

(c) the failure to ensure immediate and thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding this unprecedented leak; and

(d) the failure of the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) and other ministers to fully explain their involvement in this matter.

581  Senator Hutchins: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) on 15 September, 68 years ago, the Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler in Germany decreed the so-called Nuremburg Race Laws, which included the ‘Reich Citizenship Law’, designating Jews as subjects rather than citizens of the German Reich and ‘The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour’, preventing Jews from marrying non-Jews, and

(ii) after the passing of the Nuremburg Laws, a dozen supplemental Nazi decrees were issued that eventually outlawed the Jews completely, depriving them of their rights as human beings;

(b) recognises the legal importance of the Nuremburg Laws in allowing the Nazis to carry-out and implement the unbelievably inhumane and despicable program, the Shoah ;

(c) takes this opportunity to remember the estimated 6 million Jews throughout Europe who lost their lives during the Shoah ; and

(d) reaffirms its opposition to anti-semitism and its commitment to combating and eliminating all forms of racism.

Notice of motion altered on 11 September 2003 pursuant to standing order 77.

582  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a division of Disney, has begun a trial in the United States of America of disposable DVDs (dubbed the EZ-D) that are rendered unusable within 48 hours of their first use;

(b) condemns this new product that turns a durable, reusable DVD product into a wasteful throw away item; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government to take action to ban such products in Australia unless the cost of externalities involved is built into their price.