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Thursday, 22 August 1985
Page: 187


The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that the President has received the following letter, dated 22 August, from Senator Hill:

Dear Mr President

Pursuant to Standing Order 64, I give notice that today I propose to move-

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following matter of urgency:

The fundamental importance for Australia, at the Third Review Conference in Geneva of the members of the Treaty for Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to seek to achieve-

(a) the renewed commitment of all existing members to the principles of the Treaty;

(b) a vigorous effort to attract non-member nations to become signatories to the Treaty;

(c) the strengthening of the monitoring, surveillance and safeguards powers of the International Atomic Energy Agency with universal acceptance of its functions; and

(d) a positive commitment by all and specifically the nuclear weapons power States, to meaningful multilateral disarmament and surveillance.

Yours sincerely,

SENATOR ROBERT HILL

Senator for the State of South Australia

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places-