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NOTICES

Notice of motion withdrawn: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on

Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of

intention given on 30 May 1994, withdrew Business of the Senate notice

of motion no. 1 standing in his name for today for the disallowance of

the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations (Amendment), as

contained in Statutory Rules 1993 No. 358.

Notices of motion:

Senator Panizza: To move on the next day of sitting--That the following

matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science,

Technology, Transport, Communications and Infrastructure for inquiry and

report by the last day of sitting in September 1994:

The adequacy and appropriateness of the operation, funding and

resourcing of research relating to rural industries by the CSIRO.

Senator Teague: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate

supports the current ban on advertising tobacco products, understanding:

(a) that smoking kills 20 000 Australians each year;

(b) that 250 Australian children will smoke their first cigarette

today, from whom around 50 will eventually die;

(c) that there are now 400 000 children in this country under the

age of fourteen who will die because they will take up smoking;

and

(d) Dr Brendan Nelson, President of the Australian Medical

Association, describes tobacco as a product for which there is

no safe level of consumption.

Senator Tambling: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that the week beginning 29 May 1994 is Schizophrenia

Awareness Week;

(b) recognises that schizophrenia is a severe mental illness

occurring mainly in young adults from all walks of life, between

the ages of 18 and 25 years;

(c) applauds the work undertaken by peak mental health

organisations, mental health research institutes, self-help

groups, parents and carers in raising awareness of mental

illness, particularly schizophrenia, with our young population;

and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to address the burdens faced by

young Australians with mental illness.

Senator Tierney: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) expresses its dismay over the Government's failure to put in

place the policies necessary to stimulate the growth in private

investment upon which its 1994-95 Budget forecasts are totally

dependent;

(b) condemns the Government for once again relying upon Budget

projections for growth and investment which it knows full well

will not be realised and upon which real jobs are ultimately

dependent; and

(c) expresses its deep concern about the viability of the

Government's 1994-95 Budget given the absence within the

business community of any indications of the investment levels

which are needed to realise budget targets.

Senator Lees: To move on the next day of sitting--That the following

matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Community Affairs for

inquiry and report:

The tobacco industry and the costs of tobacco-related illness, with

particular reference to:

(a) an appropriate level of regulation for the manufacture,

advertising, promotion and sale of tobacco products; and

(b) an appropriate mechanism for recouping the costs of

tobacco-related illness from the tobacco industry.

Senator Coulter: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) that for many years the Federal Government has

supported tobacco research as part of its assistance to

tobacco growers, and

(ii) that 31 May 1994 is World No Tobacco Day; and

(b) calls on the Government to provide assistance to tobacco

growers, including research, so that these farmers can shift

their production into healthy rather than health-damaging crops.

Senator Teague: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate does

not support the decriminalisation of marijuana use.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) condemns the Federal Government for breaching the integrity of

the National Capital Plan by giving unique authority to

telecommunications carriers Telecom, Vodafone and Optus to erect

towers on Canberra's hilltops for use by their mobile phone

networks;

(b) deplores the fact that no consultation took place with the ACT

Government before the Telecommunications (Exempt Activities)

Regulations and draft Telecommunications National Code were

approved by the Federal Government; and

(c) calls on the Government:

(i) to review the draft Telecommunications National Code

and Telecommunications (Exempt Activities) Regulations

from both an environmental and an historic perspective,

and

(ii) to make adequate provision for consultation regarding

the erection of further towers and investigate the

viability of the carriers concerned co-locating these

facilities on fewer towers, or one tower.

Senator Tambling: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that the week beginning 29 May 1994 is Schizophrenia

Awareness Week;

(b) acknowledges the possible serious mental health links between

cannabis consumption, schizophrenia and youth suicide;

(c) recognises the alarming increase in youth suicide rates in rural

and regional communities;

(d) condemns the Government for not increasing funding for drug

research in Australia in the 1994-95 Budget; and

(e) calls on the Federal Government to urgently address the

association between cannabis consumption, youth suicide and the

development of schizophrenia through the National Drug Strategy

and other relevant health department programs.

Senator Spindler: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that 31 May 1994 is World No Tobacco Day; and

(b) calls on the Minister for Human Services and Health (Dr

Lawrence) to take the necessary steps to ensure tobacco

advertising is banned from the Grand Prix motor racing event

when, or if, it moves from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1996.

Senator Lees: To move 4 sitting days after today--That the following

bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Act 1942

to prohibit the incidental broadcasting of tobacco advertising, and the

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 to repeal provisions enabling

the advertising of tobacco at certain Australian sporting and cultural

events, and for related purposes. Tobacco Advertising Prohibition

(Broadcasting and Tobacco Advertising Legislation) Amendment Bill 1994.

Senator Woodley: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) expresses its support for the anti-smoking campaign and its aims

of encouraging people to give up or to not start smoking;

(b) notes the effect of the reduction of tobacco use on tobacco

growing communities and families;

(c) expresses concern that the 50 per cent mixing regulationsand

Tobacco Industry Stabilisation Plan will end on 30 September

1995;

(d) notes that the import quota of 11 184 tonnes set in the General

Agreement on Tariffs and Trade has severe implications on future

tobacco production in Australia;

(e) urges the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) to provide financial assistance for research and

development into alternative crops to enable those tobacco

growers who wish to switch from tobacco growing to do so; and

(f) supports the efforts of those communities largely dependent on

tobacco growing to find alternative industries to enable those

communities to survive.

Senator Coulter: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) a survey carried out among federal politicians by the

Australian Broadcasting Corporation program "Attitude'

reveals that 34 per cent have smoked marijuana and that

5 per cent have smoked it since joining Parliament,

(ii) that this survey shows that more than 50 per cent of

federal politicians are in favour of the

decriminalisation of marijuana and 26 per cent are in

favour of the decriminalisation of all illicit drugs,

37 per cent being in favour of the decriminalisation of

heroin, and

(iii) the failure of the present system in which drug taking

is treated as a criminal activity; and

(b) urges the Government to move to a system in which drug use and

addiction are dealt with as medical and social problems rather

than criminal problems.

Senator Chamarette: To move on the next day of sitting--That the

Senate--

(a) applauds the decision, on 31 May 1994, by a Perth magistrate to

uphold the appeal by a group of concerned people against the

granting of six liquor licences for the redeveloped Old Swan

Brewery;

(b) notes that:

(i) in handing down his decision, the magistrate said that

the concerns of the objectors to the licences far

outweighed the interest of the developers, and

(ii) this may well make the continued redevelopment of the

Old Swan Brewery financial unviable for the developers,

Blue Gate Nominees, a subsidiary of Multiplex; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to assist the State Government

and the company to stop the development continuing and return

the site to its Aboriginal custodians.

Senator Reid: To move 12 sitting days after today--

No. 1--That the National Land (Parking) Ordinance 1994, as contained

in ACT Ordinance No. 2 of 1994 and made under the Seat of Government

(Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

No. 2--That the National Land (Parking) (Consequential Amendments)

Ordinance 1994, as contained in ACT Ordinance No. 3 of 1994 and made

under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Senator Baume: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate calls

on the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) to give an unequivocal undertaking,

following the "disposal' of his and his family's half-ownership of

Euphron Pty Ltd, the holding company of the Brown and Hatton piggery

group, on secret terms for a secret amount, that he and his family

retain no direct or indirect holdings in or rights, options or other

entitlements to acquire any holding in any company or partnership either

in this group or associated with this group or its Danish associates

within or outside Australia.

Senator Spindler: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) racial tolerance is the cornerstone of our

multicultural society,

(ii) incitement to racial violence cannot be tolerated, but

that care must be taken to preserve freedom of speech

and the debate on ideas,

(iii) the present common law protection against vilification

and assault has no racial focus, and does not

specifically prohibit incitement to violence on racial

grounds, and

(iv) racial vilification laws have the potential to reduce

racially motivated violence and send a powerful message

to racist elements that intimidating behaviour will not

be tolerated; and

(b) calls on the Government to include criminal sanctions in the

forthcoming racial vilification bill, and to accompany the

legislation with an education campaign to combat racist

attitudes.

Senator Bell: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that 31 May 1994 is World No Tobacco Day; and

(b) supports higher rates of taxation on tobacco to increase the

price of cigarettes, and therefore to discourage young people,

in particular, from buying cigarettes.

Senator Ian Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting--That the

Senate--

(a) notes the comments of far north Queensland surgeon, Dr Tony

Green, that a disproportionately high 30 per cent of Australians

who get cancer live in regional, rural or remote areas and that

people in these areas are at greater risk of cancer because of

work practices and lifestyle;

(b) supports Dr Green's calls for radiation oncology centres to be

built in regional areas, and for teams of specialists to

regularly visit remote areas; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to show some real commitment to

regional Australia by making available funding for the purpose

of providing facilities and services to regional areas similar

to those available to residents of the capital cities.

Senator Coulter: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) on 1 June 1994 the Commission of Inquiry reports to the

Minister about the most appropriate ecologically

sustainable future uses of Shoalwater Bay, and

(ii) one of the uses which was examined by the inquiry was

sand mining in the coastal dunes of Shoalwater Bay and

in the Clinton Lowlands;

(b) recognises that sand mining would be an inappropriate use as

mining would threaten the very high ecological values of the

Shoalwater Bay area; and

(c) calls on the Minister to reject sand mining as an appropriate

use, and to argue forcefully in Cabinet for no mining and for

Shoalwater Bay to be maintained as a wilderness area.

Senator Bell: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) 31 May 1994 is World No Tobacco Day,

(ii) each day, 250 Australian children smoke their first

cigarette, and

(iii) almost 20 000 Australians die each year from

tobacco-related illnesses; and

(b) calls on the Government immediately to implement a total ban on

the advertising and promotion of tobacco products.

Senator Spindler: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) expresses its support for the anti-smoking campaign and its aims

of encouraging people to give up smoking or not to take it up

and welcomes the beneficial results for community health;

(b) notes the effect of the reduction of tobacco use on tobacco

growing communities and families;

(c) expresses concern that the 50 per cent mixing regulationsand

Tobacco Industry Stabilisation Plan will end on 30 September

1995;

(d) notes that the import quota of 11 184 tonnes set in the General

Agreement on Tariffs and Trade has severe implications for the

future of tobacco production in Australia;

(e) urges the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) to provide financial assistance for research and

development into alternative crops to enable those tobacco

growers who wish to switch from tobacco growing to do so; and

(f) supports the efforts of those communities largely dependent on

tobacco growing to find alternative industries to enable those

communities to survive.

Senator Bell: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) the Tasmanian Forestry Commission has notified

residents of Lapoinya that it is intending to spray the

Lapoinya Pine Plantation with atrazine,

(ii) residents of the area, aware of concerns of Lorinna

residents earlier in the year relating to a similar

episode, are fearful of the effects on the permanent

springs in the area which provide the source for

domestic water, and

(iii) atrazine has been banned in Sweden due to concerns over

possible water contamination; and

(b) calls on the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) to ensure that no water resources at Lapoinya will be

affected.

Senator Bell: To move 14 sitting days after today--That the Education

Services for Overseas Students (Registration of Providers and Financial

Regulation) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules

1994 No. 101 and made under the Education Services for Overseas Students

(Registration of Providers and Financial Regulation) Act 1991, be

disallowed.