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Notice given 10 November 2005

317  Senator Murray: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Senator Calvert, in his capacity as a senator for Tasmania, has written to the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) suggesting that the question of regularising daylight saving and examining time zones be listed for discussion at the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, and

(ii) Australia’s time zones date from the 1880s and that individual approaches by states and territories to daylight saving have a significant and continuing economic impact on Australian commerce and communications; and

(b) supports the call for this matter to be discussed as an important step in examining this economic impact, and urges the Prime Minister to raise this issue with the Premiers and Chief Ministers of all the states and territories.

Notice of motion altered on 30 November 2005 pursuant to standing order 77.