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NOTICES

Notice of motion withdrawn: Senator MacGibbon, pursuant to notice of

intention given on 23 March 1994, withdrew Business of the Senate notice

of motion no. 1 standing in his name for this day for the disallowance

of the Air Navigation Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory

Rules 1993 No. 318 and made under the Air Navigation Act 1920.

Notices of motion:

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

Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the resolution of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights

Commission regarding Bougainville,

(ii) that the human rights situation on Bougainville shows

little sign of improving,

(iii) that the resolution identified extra-judicial

executions and torture as two aspects of particular

concern, and

(iv) that the resolution called on the Papua New Guinea

(PNG) Government to invite UN special rapporteurs to

investigate violations of human rights on Bougainville;

(b) condemns the PNG Defence Force for the continuing human rights

violations on Bougainville; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government:

(i) to use its influence with the PNG Government to

encourage the latter to issue such an invitation, and

(ii) to cease all defence co-operation with the PNG Defence

Force until the UN special rapporteurs have carried out

an investigation and have reported.

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

(a) notes the promises made during the past 12 months by the

Minister for Health (Senator Richardson) to encourage the

retention of private health insurance, to act on elective

surgery queues, to improve Aboriginal health outcomes, to double

medical research funding, to address the imbalance in funding

for breast cancer research, to implement the minimum pricing

policy for drugs and to tighten tuberculosis health checks and

follow-ups for migrants;

(b) recognises that the resignation of Senator Richardson as the

Minister for Health puts the fulfilment of these pledges in

serious doubt;

(c) deplores the Minister's decision to "jump ship' before any of

these promises has been implemented; and

(d) calls on the Government to ensure that these promises to the

Australian people are honoured urgently.

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

(a) notes:

(i) that 24 March 1994 marks the beginning of National Wool

Week, and

(ii) with approval, that a substantial number of Senators

from all parties are wearing Australian-made woollen

socks which have been provided by Holeproof as part of

the symbolic marketing of National Wool Week; and

(b) congratulates the promoters and organisers of the events of

National Wool Week.

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

notes that the third Minister for Health in 13 months will be appointed

on 24 March 1994 indicating the complete failure of the Government to

manage the impending crisis in the health system.

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

(a) notes that, according to an article by Mr Peter Cotton appearing

in the recent ANU Reporter, researchers at the Australian

National University:

(i) believe that cereal producers could save millions of

dollars per year by adopting some organic farming

techniques,

(ii) highlight that a partial adoption of organic farming

methods would reduce chemical contamination of both

agricultural environment and inland waterways and would

benefit consumers through a reduction of chemicals in

their food, and

(iii) estimate that organic farmers comprise only about half

of one per cent of all wheat farmers in Australia; and

(b) calls on the Government to provide financial and technical

assistance to encourage all Australian farmers to adopt organic

farming techniques.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the Federal Labor Government's attack on the autonomy

of the States by slashing funds to the States in a bid

to rein in its own irresponsible and deplorable

deficit,

(ii) that the State of Tasmania, under the premiership of Mr

Ray Groom and Treasurer Mr Tony Rundle, has been

returned to fiscal responsibility by making the

necessary financial decisions which the Federal Labor

Government has been too weak to undertake for itself,

(iii) that the last Tasmanian budget delivered by Liberal

Treasurer, Mr Rundle, won the Institute of Public

Affairs award for the most responsible budget,

(iv) that the Honourable Member for Blaxland, the now Prime

Minister (Mr Keating), acknowledged in his maiden

speech that "the standard of living that people enjoy

varies in accordance with what government services are

available to them', a fact he has consistentlyignored

in order to cover-up his own fiscal mis-management, and

(v) that the proposed distribution of funds will leave

Tasmania worse off after having suffered cuts of 30 per

cent in real terms in the past decade of Federal Labor

Government; and

(b) therefore calls on the Federal Labor Government to take

responsibility for funding its deceitful election promises

instead of slashing state funding.

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

(a) notes that on 24 March 1977 former Liberal Cabinet Minister, the

Hon. Don Chipp, resigned from the Liberal Party and that he was

subsequently instrumental in establishing the Australian

Democrats; and

(b) recognises the considerable and beneficial changes which have

been brought to Australian politics by that occasion.

Notices of motion withdrawn: The Minister for Science and Small Business

(Senator Schacht), at the request of the relevant Senators, withdrew the

following General Business notices of motion as listed in the Notice

Paper:

Nos 10, 15, 16, 18, 20, 27, 29, 31, 32, 35, 37, 40, 43, 50, 55, 59,

61, 66, 71, 74, 79, 82, 83, 86, 88, 90, 96, 98, 100, 101, 103, 105,

112, 116, 117, 118, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, 131, 135, 137, 141, 150,

152, 154, 157, 163, 164, 166, 168, 175, 176, 179, 185, 187, 189, 193,

200, 201, 203, 206, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 216, 217, 224, 226,

227, 230, 237, 240, 246, 247, 248, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 264, 268,

271, 277, 280, 281, 285, 286, 290, 295, 297, 301, 302, 306, 307, 313,

329, 331, 333, 338, 339, 344, 347, 348, 349, 352, 354, 357, 367, 375,

377, 382, 387, 389, 393, 400, 403, 407, 412, 417, 418, 421, 425, 427,

433, 434, 439, 446, 447, 451, 461, 462, 471, 473, 476, 477, 482, 494,

498, 502, 506, 509, 512, 516, 518, 520, 521, 522, 524, 529, 537, 538,

543, 548, 553, 555, 557, 562, 563, 564, 577, 581, 599, 607, 609, 612,

619 and 638.