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Notices of Motion were given, as follows-- The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Carrick): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Senate meet on friday, 5 June 1981, at ten a.m., and that the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at five p.m. on that day.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, Standing Order 68 be suspended for the remainder of the present period of sittings.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle), at the request of the Attorney-General (Senator Durack): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act for the purposes of statute law revision, and for other purposes.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button):

No. 1--That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That the Senate condemns the Government for its announcement in Parliament that the Deakin University Engineering School be "phased out', in view of--

(a) the fact that this is an unwarranted interference with the autonomy of that university;

(b) the lack of co-ordination and consultation with relevant persons or authorities before that decision was taken and the announcement made; and

(c) the extraordinary short-sightedness in cutting Commonwealth support for the training of engineers at a time when demand is expected to increase markedly.

No. 2--That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That the Senate expresses its grave concern at the decision of the Government to cut back its support to defence-related research and development and its decision to dispose of its interest in the Defence Printing Works, the Government Clothing Factory and especially the Ordinance Factory in Bendigo, in view of the deleterious effects which these actions will have on Australian defence capability.