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NOTICES

Notice of motion withdrawn: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on

Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of

intention given on 2 June 1994, withdrew Business of the Senate notice

of motion no. 1 standing in his name for 2 sitting days after today for

the disallowance of the Radiocommunications (Qualified Operators)

Determination no. 1 of 1993 (Amendment no. 2), RQO 1993/3.

Notices of motion:

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston): To move 15 sitting days after today--

No. 1--That the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations, as

contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 57 and made under the

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993, be disallowed.

No. 2--That the Corporations (Fees) Regulations (Amendment), as

contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 34 and made under the

Corporations Act 1989, be disallowed.

No. 3--That the Migration (1993) Regulations (Amendment), as contained

in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 38 and made under the Migration Act 1958,

be disallowed.

No. 4--That the Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection

Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 65

and made under the Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act

1985, be disallowed.

No. 5--That the Export Meat Orders (Amendment), Export Control Orders

No. 2 of 1994 made under the Export Control Act 1982, be disallowed.

Senator Colston, by leave, made a statement relating to the notices of

motion.

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

(a) notes that Mr Paul Palmer, who is listed in the 1993-94

administrative services staffing list as an electorate officer

grade 2 in the office of the Labor Member for Macarthur (Mr

Haviland), in the week beginning 29 May 1994, pleaded guilty in

the NSW District Court to two counts of supplying a prohibited

drug, namely lysergic acid (LSD), and two counts of possession

of a prohibited drug, has made full admissions and is presently

on bail awaiting sentencing; and

(b) calls on:

(i) Mr Haviland to reveal to the Parliament whether he had

any knowledge or indication of these illegal activities

of his staff member and very close associate, Mr

Palmer, and

(ii) the Minister for Administrative Services (Mr Walker) to

take appropriate measures to ensure that electorate

offices of Members of Parliament are not used as

centres for trading in prohibited drugs.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) 5 June 1994 was World Environment Day, and that world

environment days in the future will become days of

mourning for the loss of Australia's unique forest

heritage if State and Federal governments continue to

allow the destruction of our beautiful and ancient

forests, particularly through logging and burning, and

(ii) despite the Federal and State governments' agreement to

a moratorium on logging in such areas in the National

Forest Policy statement in 1992, none of these

governments have demonstrated the political will to

implement the clause;

(b) commends the members of the WA community who are planning a

peaceful direct action to alert the public to the loss of WA's

forests and to increase pressure on State and Federal

governments to stop the destruction of our forests for woodchips

and charcoal; and

(c) calls on:

(i) the community to actively support the campaign against

the destruction of our natural forests by writing

letters to the Federal and State governments, and

(ii) the State and Federal governments to integrate

environmental protection into their decision-making and

in so doing immediately bring a halt to any further

cutting down of Australia's remaining natural forests.

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

(a) congratulates successful candidates for the Northern Territory

Legislative Assembly election held on 4 June 1994;

(b) notes the return of the Country Liberal Party Government for the

Northern Territory led by Chief Minister the Honourable Marshall

Perron with an increased electoral margin and mandate;

(c) recognises the continuity of the Country Liberal Party

administration through election to seven consecutive terms of

office since the establishment of a fully-elected Northern

Territory Legislative Assembly in 1974; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to announce a timetable for the

full transfer of state-like functions and responsibilities prior

to the official opening by the Governor-General of the new

Northern Territory Parliament House on 18 August 1994.

Senator Woodley: To move 15 sitting days after today--That regulation 4

of the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Regulations, as

contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 56 and made under the

Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993, be disallowed.

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

(a) acknowledges that 5 June 1994 was World Environment Day, and

that this day provides all political parties with the

opportunity to consider the importance of the environments in

which we live;

(b) calls on the Government to make a genuine commitment to

integrate ecological imperatives with economic, regional and

industry policy;

(c) notes that the forest industry in Australia already has

sufficient plantation stocks to meet industry's needs for

sawlogs and woodchips; and

(d) calls on the Government immediately to develop and implement

plans for the total phasing-out of all woodchipping activity in

our remaining native forests by the year 2000 in accordance with

the wishes of the vast majority of Australians and the election

promises of this Government.

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

(a) congratulates the Country Liberal Party in the Northern

Territory for their comprehensive rout of the Labor Party in the

election on 4 June 1994; and

(b) calls on the Labor Party Government in Canberra to heed the

message of this poll and repeal the unconstitutional, unworkable

and racially discriminatory Native Title Act.

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

(a) notes reports of prospects of a pilot ethanol plant being

established in northern Tasmania; and

(b) congratulates the Government and the Australian Democrats'

environment spokesperson, Senator Coulter, for the 18 cents per

litre bounty scheme provided in the 1993-94 Budget which has led

to this establishment.

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

(a) condemns the Government's refusal to acknowledge the real

dangers to its 1994-95 Budget projections implicit in the

slowing of the growth in consumer demand and the current

decrease in private investment;

(b) indicates its lack of confidence in the Government's ability to

resolve Australia's numerous economic problems, including high

unemployment and mounting foreign debt;

(c) expresses alarm that these key economic indicators will

deteriorate further unless the Government changes policy

direction in the areas of:

(i) industrial relations, especially true enterprise

bargaining,

(ii) taxation reform, especially a broadening of the tax

base, and

(iii) national savings; and

(d) expresses its dismay at the inability of this Government to see

beyond its own immediate political gain in the decisions that it

has made in the management of Australia's economy.

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

(a) noting the legal advice provided to the Scrutiny of Bills

Committee that there may be a conflict between the Plant

Breeder's Rights Bill 1994 on the one hand and the Native Title

Act 1993 and Australia's international obligations under the

Convention on Biological Diversity on the other; and

(b) refers the Plant Breeder's Rights Bill 1994 to the Standing

Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs for inquiry and

report on this potential conflict.

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

(a) condemns the Labor Prime Minister (Mr Keating) for:

(i) refusing to embrace and support the Australian flag,

(ii) pursuing a policy to change the flag, and

(iii) seeking to undermine and degrade one of the important

unifying symbols for all Australians; and

(b) calls on the Labor Government to concentrate its efforts on:

(i) unifying Australians,

(ii) providing real jobs, and

(iii) reversing the ever-growing chasm between the rich and

poor in Australia.

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

(a) notes:

(i) notices sent to all electors of Braddon by Mr Chris

Miles, MP,

(ii) that, while Mr Miles is on record as opposing the

responsibility of the Federal Parliament to legislate

on issues of fundamental social justice in relation to

the rights and privacy of homosexual people, he is

prepared to use federal resources in support of a

campaign of misinformation, and

(iii) the contradictory positions between the Coalition's

education spokesperson and the Coalition leadership on

this issue; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to introduce legislation without

delay to override State laws that criminalise private homosexual

acts.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that the inauguration ceremony for the outdoor statue of

the Avalokitesvara Bodhistatva (Compassion or Merciful Buddha)

was held at the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre in Canberra on 5 June

1994;

(b) commends the sculptor, Mr Khoa, for his work in creating the

largest buddhist statue in Australia, which symbolises the

Goddess of Mercy as inspiration towards compassion, universal

responsibility and mutual respect; and

(c) congratulates the United Vietnamese Buddhist Congregationof

Canberra and surrounding districts and its President, the Abbot

of the Van Hanh Monastery, on the constructive and compassionate

role the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre plays within the Canberra

community.