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NOTICES

The following notices of motion were given by leave:

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

(a) notes that family payment in a given year is assessed on an

income test using taxable income from the previous year;

(b) recognises that this may mean that families do not receive

adequate family payment at a time when the greatest costs

associated with having a baby are incurred; and

(c) calls on the Government to ensure that family payment assessment

arrangements better reflect the realities of family

circumstances in a given year.

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

(a) mourns the loss of the "grandfather' of the Australian film

industry, producer Ken G Hall; and

(b) recognises his achievements in founding the Australian film

industry which included:

(i) creating the newsreel company, Cinesound,

(ii) raising the profile of Australian film internationally

with his academy award winning film Kokoda Front Line,

(iii) bringing characteristically Australian culture to the

screen in works such as Dad and Dave, and

(iv) receiving the Order of Australia as well as an Order of

the British Empire.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the Conroy Report which raises allegations of

inefficiency, secrecy, lack of commercial judgement,

poor communication, inflexibility, confusion of

purpose, lack of specialist skills, ineffectual

leadership and a lack of accountability in the

Australian Customs Service (ACS), and

(ii) that the Comptroller General, Mr Kelly, who presided

over this disaster in the ACS, has rightly resigned;

(b) expresses its disgust that the Minister for Science and Small

Business (Senator Schacht) has now appointed Mr Kelly to a

position in his department as adviser on customs issues

associated with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation; and

(c) condemns this Australian Labor Party Government for rewarding

incompetence and mismanagement.