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NOTICES

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the Australian Democrats, the Greens (WA) and

conservation protesters combined on 5 February 1994 to

"declare' East Gippsland's Erinundra and Coopracambra

Plateaus and the adjoining linkage areas as a World

Heritage area,

(ii) successive Victorian Governments submitted World

Heritage nomination requests for these areas to the

Federal Government in 1987 and 1988, and

(iii) these requests and subsequent reminders and requests

from Australian citizens desperately concerned about

the unique conservation value of these old-growth

forests have gone unheeded by the Federal Government;

(b) condemns the Government and the present Minister for the

Environment, Sport and Territories (Mrs Kelly) for their

negligent failure to submit the World Heritage nomination to the

World Heritage Committee; and

(c) expresses the hope that the action on 5 February 1994 will shame

the Federal Government into taking the necessary steps to submit

these East Gippsland forests as a World Heritage area

nomination.

The Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration (Senator

McKiernan): To move on the next day of sitting--That the time for the

presentation of the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration

on detention practices be extended to 2 March 1994.

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

(a) condemns the disgraceful intervention in land management

decisions by the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander Affairs (Mr Tickner) when, on 4 February 1994, he

issued an order that will halt the development of a crocodile

farm at Broome in Western Australia, that development having

undergone no less than 4 years of environmental, local

government and aboriginal heritage approval processes and having

the support of local aboriginal groups who would specifically

benefit from the employment opportunities;

(b) calls on the Minister to immediately withdraw his order and

leave land use decisions to State and local authorities and the

communities they serve; and

(c) expresses its fear that the Minister's actions are but a first

taste of the Federal Government's intentions to use their

national land rights scheme to destroy economic development in

Western Australia at the cost of the living standards and

opportunities for aborigines living in remote areas.

Senator Patterson: 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 by 30 August 1994:

All matters pertaining to the marketing of the Disability Reform

Package (DRP) and in particular:

(a) the circumstances surrounding the letting of the contracts to

market the DRP;

(b) the management of the contracts to market the DRP by the

Management Committee and its subcommittees;

(c) the nature and the extent of debts owed to creditors that relate

directly or indirectly to contracts to market the DRP;

(d) the extent to which the Commonwealth may have been mischarged by

companies contracted to market the DRP;

(e) the reasons why advice from two of three departments on the

Management Committee to terminate a contract to market the DRP

was not heeded;

(f) the circumstances surrounding the letting of a further contract

in April 1993 to a company that was contracted to market the

DRP, although it must have been suspected that the company was

in financial difficulty;

(g) the doubts expressed during Senate Estimates about the

objectivity of the liquidator appointed to a company that was

contracted to market the DRP;

(h) the extent to which the strategy that was adopted to market the

DRP effectively met its objectives; and

(i) the adequacy of current guidelines and practices for the letting

and the management of contracts in the circumstances of the

marketing of the DRP.

The Chairman of the Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to

the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies (Senator

Reynolds): To move on the next day of sitting--That the resolution of

the Senate of 5 May 1993 relating to the Select Committee on Community

Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic

Technologies be amended as follows:

Paragraph (5), omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:

(5) That the committee report to the Senate by the end of each June

and December until the end of the Parliament or until the

committee presents its final report, whichever first occurs.

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

(a) notes, with dismay, the continuing genocidal slaughter in

Bosnia;

(b) notes that:

(i) all diplomatic efforts have failed to bring peace to

the region,

(ii) further prevarication by the rest of the world will

allow the killing of innocent children, women and men

to continue unabated, and

(iii) such inaction is morally repugnant and, in the long

run, detrimental to the capacity of the United Nations

(UN) to become a decisive force for world peace;

(c) urges the Australian Government to request the United States of

America and all other nations to make their due payments to the

UN, as Australia has done, and all nations to make any

additional contributions to enable the UN to impose a military

solution to stop the fighting in Bosnia; and

(d) urges the Australian Government to actively support such action

in Bosnia.

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

anything contained in standing or sessional orders, the sitting of the

Senate be suspended from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February

1994, to enable the proper courtesies to be extended by Senators on the

occasion of the visit to Parliament House of the Prime Minister of Papua

New Guinea, the Right Honourable Paias Wingti.

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

(a) condemns the military forces responsible for the mortar attack

on the Markale market place in Sarajevo which caused the deaths

of 68 and the wounding of more than 200 people;

(b) calls upon Bosnia's Serbs and the Muslim-led Government to

immediately resume the United Nations-brokered talks on a

possible truce;

(c) urges the United Nations (UN) to press ahead with peace

negotiations set down for Geneva in the week beginning 6

February 1994;

(d) calls upon all Governments and the international community to

place pressure on the Bosnian Serbs to have the sieges of

Sarajevo and other Muslim cities lifted without delay; and

(e) urges the UN to carefully consider every factor prior to

retaliatory air strikes which may serve to draw the UN into the

conflict and are undertaken in an attempt to stop the carnage.