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Wednesday, 9 October 1991
Page: 1631

The following notices were given:

Mr Johns to move--

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) water is one of Australia's most valuable resources;

(b) its use, treatment and availability varies enormously throughout the nation;

(c) there is debate as to whether this resource is managed sufficiently well so that the water available to the next generation will be at least as good as that currently available; and

(d) together, water and sewerage activities involve total employment of 35 000 workers and $2 billion worth of investment annually; and

(2) calls on the Government, in conjunction with the States and other authorities, to:

(a) consider how Australia can achieve more efficient and environmentally sound use of its water resources; and

(b) develop a national strategy for sustainable water quality management.

Mr Staples to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991, and for related purposes.

Mr Free to present a Bill for an Act to provide for grants to the States and the Northern Territory.

Mr Free to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Financial Corporation Act 1974 and the Currency Act 1965, and for related purposes.