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Wednesday, 12 September 1984
Page: 856


Senator CHIPP (Leader of the Australian Democrats) —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate- (a) notes the vote on Tuesday, 11 September, 1984 on the matter of urgency where every member of the Labor, Liberal and National Parties voted in favour of a motion which indicated the urgency of the need to demonstrate Australia's commitment to the ANZUS Treaty by supporting the continued presence of United States bases in Australia and the visits of nuclear-powered and armed warships to Australia as a means of reaffirming the ANZUS Treaty;

(b) condemns successive Liberal and Labor governments for continuing to make Australians and their children nuclear targets through the presence of United States bases and nuclear-armed warships in our harbours and cities; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to take deliberate and bold steps to remove the threat of the nuclear holocaust through unilateral initiatives to reject all nuclear weapons, such as prohibiting the entry of nuclear-powered and armed warships.