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NOTICES

The Chairman of the Select Committee on Superannuation (Senator Watson):

To move on the next day of sitting--That the resolution of the Senate of

19 May 1993, providing terms of reference of the Select Committee on

Superannuation, be modified to omit paragraph (2) and substitute the

following paragraph:

That the committee report to the Senate not later than the last

sitting day of each June and December until the end of the Parliament

or until the committee presents its final report, whichever first

occurs.

Senator Reid, at the request of Senator Vanstone: To move 9 sitting days

after today--That the Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Regulations

(Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1993 No. 307 and made under

the Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981, be disallowed.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the great difficulty scientists have experienced in

modelling the Earth's atmosphere and climate,

(ii) the 40-year use of chlorofluorocarbons before it was

discovered that these gases cause depletion of the

Earth's ozone shield, and

(iii) also the great complexity of all natural systems and

our ignorance of these interacting systems;

(b) strongly rejects the proposal to inject millions of tonnes of

sulphur into the stratosphere in a technological attempt to

counter the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere; and

(c) calls on all governments to recognise that humanity must accept

the urgent need to reorder its priorities away from short-term

economic expedience and toward long-term ecological

sustainability.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) police have been called in to remove people from

blockades set up to protect forests in the East

Gippsland area,

(ii) the area in question includes a part of a small remnant

stand of the Mountain Plum Pine or Padocarp, the only

native mountain conifers in Victoria and the only

remaining pine species in cool temperate rainforest,

and

(iii) the activities of the brave and dedicated people at

these blockades would not be necessary if both the

State and Federal governments provided effective

protection of these unique and valuable areas;

(b) commends the people of the East Gippsland Forest Alliance for

their continued efforts in difficult conditions;

(c) condemns the Victorian Government for calling in police to

remove these people and pave the way for the destruction of the

forest; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government and State governments across

Australia to fulfil their responsibility to the Australian

community and act immediately to ensure the adequate

preservation and protection of wilderness, old-growth and other

forests of high conservation value.

Senator MacGibbon: To move 10 sitting days after today--

That the Air Navigation Regulations (Amendment), as contained in

Statutory Rules 1993 No. 318 and made under the Air Navigation Act

1920, be disallowed.

That new regulation 239, as contained in regulation 16 of the Civil

Aviation Regulations (Amendment), contained in Statutory Rules 1993

No. 319 and made under the Civil Aviation Act 1988, be disallowed.

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

(a) notes

(i) with approval that the Leader of the Opposition in the

Tasmanian Parliament (Mr Field) has raised the issue of

the collection and administration of government school

levies in Tasmania,

(ii) that in several States, concern is being expressed

regarding the issues associated with school levies, and

(iii) that Mr Field, previously a teacher, Minister and

Premier of Tasmania, has done nothing to establish

guidelines to ensure equity and administrative

efficiency in levy collection; and

(b) calls on all State governments and the Federal Government to

recognise that the effective reduction of education funding by

their treasurers has meant that, increasingly, parents are being

required to fund education by the payment of school levies.

Senator Reid, at the request of Senator Vanstone: To move 9 sitting days

after today--That the Australian Federal Police (Discipline) Regulations

(Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1993 No. 306 and made under

the Australian Federal Police Act 1979, be disallowed.

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

(a) notes that the world's coral reefs:

(i) are under threat from a variety of sources and that the

rise in sea temperature is killing the symbiotic algae

on some tropical reefs, while silt and nutrient

outpourings from agriculture are damaging other reefs

and yet others are being over-exploited and abused by

fishing and the use of explosives, and

(ii) contain a rich variety of life, most of which is so far

unidentified and of whose place in the overall web of

life we are still quite ignorant;

(b) notes that many of these unexplored species may contain unique

chemicals or chemical pathways, knowledge of which may be of

enormous benefit to human kind, and yet many of these species

will pass into extinction before we even know they exist; and

(c) calls on all governments of the world to redouble their efforts

to shift from the paradigm of economic growth with its

consequent expansion of environmental exploitation to the

paradigm of ecological sustainability with its emphasis on

living with nature rather than against nature.

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

(a) congratulates the French on their engineering skill, foresight

and planning in building their airstrip in the Antarctic in the

midst of a penguin rookery, flattening five small islands, and

in the immediate vicinity of the Astrolabe Glacier.

(b) notes that a huge chunk of ice fell off the glacier creating a

wave which has partially destroyed the airstrip which has so far

not been used; and

(c) urges the French to leave the area to the penguins and not seek

to do more environmental damage in an attempt to repair the

poorly sited Dumont D'Urville airstrip.

Senator Reid, at the request of Senator Vanstone: To move 9 sitting days

after today--That Rule 13 in Order 69A of the High Court Rules

(Amendment),as contained in Statutory Rules 1993 No. 324 and made under

the Judiciary Act 1903, be disallowed.

Senator Reid, at the request of the Chairman of the Select Committee on

Public Interest Whistleblowing (Senator Newman): To move on the next day

of sitting--That the time for the presentation of the report of the

Select Committee on Public Interest Whistleblowing be extended to 30

June 1994.