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Tuesday, 17 August 1993
Page: 16


Senator ARCHER —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate condemns the Minister for Science and Small Business (Senator Schacht) for—

    (a)his handling of the proposal to break up the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and separate from it the Divisions of Oceanography, Fisheries and Atmospheric Research;

    (b)his failure to consult with the scientists, administrators and staff of the CSIRO and to consider the range of options available for intensifying the national commitment to marine science; and

    (c)breaking the Australia Labor Party's election commitment to provide certainty and stability in science policy and to maintain the structure of the CSIRO.