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

(a) notes that BHP has settled a long-standing dispute over

discriminatory employment practices;

(b) congratulates the 734 women who maintained their determination

over a period of 14 years to obtain redress for this

discrimination; and

(c) records the appreciation of Australian women for the action of

those women in support of the elimination of discrimination on

the basis of gender.

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

(a) notes the proposal to increase the Medicare tax to 1.6 per cent

which will increase taxation by $413 million;

(b) condemns the Government for lying to the public before the last

election and misleading the parliament in this regard as late as

May 1993; and

(c) places on record that every time the Medicare levy rises more

people give up private health insurance.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance and Public

Administration (Senator Coates): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee

on Finance and Public Administration for inquiry and report:

Taxation, regulation and international competitiveness, with

particular reference to:

(a) encouraging Australian investment and the location of corporate

headquarters in Australia; and

(b) whether changes to the taxation system are feasible or

desirable, including consideration of the effects on revenue and

equity.

Senator O'Chee: To move on the next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes the inability of the Government to maintain a quorum in

the chamber on 16 March 1994; and

(b) records its dismay at what is now a clear contempt by the Labor

Party for the business of this chamber.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) in Western Australia the week beginning 13 March 1994

is Bike Week,

(ii) over 7 000 cyclists are admitted to hospital each year

as the result of road crashes in this country and that

this is 19 per cent of all serious road crash

hospitalisations, and

(iii) the Bicycle Federation of Australia has identified:

(A) the establishment of a federal office of bicycle

transport,

(B) the allocation of one per cent of total Australian road

funding to bicycle transport,

(C) the implementation of the bicycle transport

recommendations of the Industry Commission on urban

transport, and

(D) that road safety programs must devote 19 per cent of

road crash prevention funds to bicycle safety measures,

as requiring immediate federal action; and

(b) calls on the Government to fully acknowledge the needs of the

many thousands of cyclists in Australia by implementing the

recommendations of the Bicycle Federation in the forthcoming

federal Budget.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the Cabinet guidelines that required ministers of the

Hawke Government to advise him of any substantial

alteration to their private interests "as soon as they

occur', including the monetary values of interests,

(ii) the remarkable difference between Mr Keating's claim in

Parliament in February 1994 that "I declared my

interests to the former Prime Minister whenever he

required them of me ... I discussed it with the former

Prime Minister extensively', compared with Mr Hawke's

totally different version, in which he said "at some

stage, while still a Minister, Mr Keating indicated

that he might take some interest in a piggery with Mr

Brown', indicating no formal advice, no values, no

abiding by the rules; and

(b) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) to give a

straightforward answer to the question of whether, when he was

Treasurer, he reported the nature and value of his

half-ownership of a $30 million piggery group to Mr Hawke on 15

May 1991 as soon as it occurred, as required by the Cabinet

rules.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the fatality risk for areas north of Sydney's Kingsford

Smith Airport is already unacceptably high according to

criteria set by the New South Wales Government,

(ii) the Department of Environment, Sport and Territories

predicts that when the third runway becomes operational

that already unacceptable high risk will double and

that people living to the north of the airport will be

worse off in terms of serious exposure to noise, and

that currently there is no proposal to redress this

situation,

(iii) there is no mechanism to pay compensation to those

people who will be seriously noise-affected; and

(b) calls on the Australian Government to investigate as a matter of

urgency compensation options for the people living in the

vicinity of the airport or the new runway.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) on 18 October 1993, the Minister for Housing, Local

Government and Community Services (Mr Howe) established

a committee under the chairmanship of Sir William Keys

to examine three important aged care related reviews,

(ii) at that time, the Minister stated that he would be

asking this committee to report back to him by

mid-December 1993,

(iii) the committee was given an extension of time by the

Minister to February 1994, and

(iv) the committee has reportedly now held its final meeting

and finalised its report; and

(b) calls on the Minister immediately to release the committee's

report in the public domain.

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

(a) notes that in Western Australia the week beginning 13 March 1994

is Bike Week;

(b) is appalled by the high level of road trauma suffered by

cyclists;

(c) commends the Premier of Western Australia (Mr Court) for his

strong personal and practical commitment to the expansion of

Perth's excellent network of bike ways.

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Faulkner): To move on the

next day of sitting--That on Tuesday, 22 March 1994:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be:

2 p.m.--6.50 p.m., and

8 p.m.--11.40 p.m.;

(b) the question for the adjournment shall be proposed at 11 p.m.,

or at the conclusion of the consideration of Government

documents, whichever is the earlier, and the procedures for the

adjournment shall be as specified in the sessional order of 2

February 1994 relating to the times of sitting and routine of

business; and

(c) consideration of Government documents under standing order 61

shall be called on at 10.30 p.m.