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NOTICES

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and

Trade (Senator Jones): To move on the next day of sitting--That the time

for the presentation of the report of the Standing Committee on Foreign

Affairs, Defence and Trade on sexual harassment in the Australian

Defence Force be extended to 25 August 1994.

Senator Jones, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of

motion.

Senator Bell: To move 9 sitting days after today--That rule 30G

contained in rule 11(1) of the Rules of the Australian Industrial

Relations Commission, as contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 80 and

made under the Industrial Relations Act 1988, be disallowed.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans): To move on the

next day of sitting--That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for

an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1994.

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

that--

(a) the Sydney Morning Herald of 6 June 1994 lists the

deregistration application of a company called Advanced

Whiteboards of Australia Pty Ltd;

(b) according to the applicant, Ms Wendy Hoare, Advanced Whiteboards

of Australia Pty Ltd is no longer in operation nor carrying on

business, has no assets and all members want the company

dissolved; and

(c) the former funny business of Canberra Whiteboards, an associate

of "Sports Rorts Incorporated', is also no longer in operation,

is definitely not an asset and that members are overjoyed that

the company of sports rorters of the former Minister for the

Environment, Sport and Territories (Ms Kelly) has been

deregistered and her whiteboard dissolved.

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

(a) notes:

(i) Senator Bell's notice of motion of 6 June 1994 seeking

to vilify the federal Member for Braddon, Mr

Christopher Miles,

(ii) that the notice of motion was substantially amended by

the President of the Senate to delete reference to

inappropriate and unparliamentary language reflecting

on the integrity of the federal Member for Braddon, and

(iii) that Senator Bell personally attacked the federal

Member for Braddon instead of the issue;

(b) calls on Senator Bell to conduct himself in a more dignified

manner and to play the ball and not the person in issues of

public debate; and

(c) calls on the Australian Democrats:

(i) to uphold the dignity of the Senate by publicly

reprimanding Senator Bell, and

(ii) to uphold the role of the Senate as the States' house.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the findings of a Saulwick Age Poll, published in the

Age on 7 June 1994, that although a majority of

Australians want new arrivals to live the Australian

way of life, they generally welcome ethnic diversity as

a positive feature of Australian society, and

(ii) that young people accept, by 72 per cent to 24 per

cent, that Australia is a better place for having

citizens from many countries living here,

(b) welcomes the fact that, overall, 65 per cent of all respondents

see diversity of population as a good thing; and

(c) calls on the Government to continue and reaffirm its commitment

to the concept and achievement of Australian multiculturalism.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional

Affairs (Senator Cooney): To move on the next day of sitting--That the

time for the presentation of the report of the Standing Committee on

Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the rights and obligations of the

media be extended to 31 August 1994.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) the newly formed Territory Greens fielded their first

candidates in the Northern Territory election on 4 June

1994 and that they received a very respectable 10.2 and

6.9 per cent of the vote in the two electorates where

they ran, and

(ii) this vote bears out the view that there is a

significant and growing part of the population which is

deeply concerned about the lack of attention being

given to environmental and social justice issues; and

(b) congratulates the Territory Greens for challenging the current

political agenda by causing the Country Liberal Party and the

Australian Labor Party to address many environmental and social

issues during the Northern Territory election.

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

(a) welcomes the call by Sydney lawyer Mr Bruce Donald for the

introduction of an Australian legal system Act to

comprehensively govern the practice of all federal laws;

(b) notes that such an Act could create an Australian law

commission:

(i) to establish qualifications for admission to national

practice,

(ii) to accredit law schools,

(iii) to develop rules of practice,

(iv) to control all federal legal aid funds,

(v) to ensure that all lawyers and judges are trained in

mediation and dispute resolution,

(vi) to monitor advertising by lawyers, and

(vii) to establish national complaints and fidelity

procedures;

(c) acknowledges that the Act could open up the services of federal

courts and tribunals to disputing parties, if they agree to use

them rather than state courts, and would permit any State to

amalgamate its court system with the national system; and

(d) calls on the Commonwealth Government to show foresight and

courage and introduce a comprehensive Australian legal system

Act as a matter of priority.