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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

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

(a) notes that the failure of the Minister for Communications(Mr

Lee) to adequately oversee the implementation of aggregation in

southern Tasmania has left many thousands of viewers with a much

worse standard of television service;

(b) recognises that the proposed shift of the Australian

Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to the UHF frequency without

adequate preparationby this Government is likely to ensure that

a substantial proportion of southern Tasmanian viewers will no

longer be able to receive ABC programs;

(c) acknowledges that areas such as Rokeby, Clarendonvale, Sandford,

Acton, the Huon region and Port Arthur are currently being

denied access to the full range of television services; and

(d) calls on the Minister:

(i) to make available additional financial resources to the

National Transmission Agency to ensure the urgent

implementation of the necessary repeater stations to

provide an adequate level of television coverage in

southern Tasmania, and

(ii) to immediately inform southern Tasmanian television

viewers as to the Government's timetable to address the

existing problems.

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 report no. 1 of 1994 of the Standing Committee

on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the examination of annual

reports be extended to 19 September 1994.

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

(a) notes that major capital city dailies around Australia have

begun a 6-week appeal in co-operation with leading Australian

development agency Community Aid Abroad, entitled "Food For

Life';

(b) commends the initiative of newspapers in running the appeal in

support of Community Aid Abroad's work in the Horn of Africa;

and

(c) calls on the Government to endorse the appeal and the work of

poverty alleviation and community development carried out by

Community Aid Abroad.

The Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator

Faulkner): To move on the next day of sitting--That, on Tuesday, 28 June

1994--

(a) the hours of meeting shall be:

2 p.m.--6.30 p.m.,

7.30 p.m.--10.30 p.m;

(b) the routine of business shall be as for a Tuesday, except that

consideration of Government documents shall commence at 10 p.m.;

(c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed

at 10.30 p.m.; and

(d) the procedures for the adjournment specified in the sessional

order of 2 February 1994 relating to the times of sitting and

routine of business shall apply in respect of paragraph (c) of

this order.

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

Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) with deep concern, the findings of a new study by the

Federal Government's own environment researchers that,

with only a one degree increase in global warming,

seven of Australia's most endangered species stand to

be marooned in areas where they can no longer survive,

(ii) that the report by the Environmental Resources

Information Network found that another 67 vulnerable

species of marsupials, birds and reptiles would

probably suffer a reduction in distribution, and

(iii) that a one degree increase is at the lowest end of

predictions of climate change and the worst impact is

likely to be among species in southern Australia; and

(b) calls on the Government to increase its effort to work with the

rest of the industrialised world to dramatically reduce

greenhouse gas emissions.

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

Senate--

(a) condemns the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) for his continuing and

predictable un-Australian behaviour;

(b) notes that Mr Keating's:

(i) comments in London that he had "roughed it' on his

D-Day trip because he was forced to fly our national

carrier is an insult to Qantas,

(ii) pandering to the French President, Mr Mitterand, by

saying Australia will become a republic like France, is

entirely inappropriate; and

(c) notes that:

(i) Australians are now aghast and diminished by a Prime

Minister who regards Australia as "the lingering

stereotypes of gormless men and shrimps on the

barbecue'; and

(ii) the Prime Minister's expression that Australia is "the

arse-end of the earth' is to be deplored.

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

(a) commends the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) for his great

leadership as an outstanding Australian, a man who has given

Australia a sense of its identity;

(b) notes that over the period that the Prime Minister has been a

member of this Parliament he has seen Australia come from a

place which was very much within the shadow of the British

Commonwealth of Nations to a nation that is seen as an

independent nation in the world; and

(c) urges the Prime Minister to continue his moves towards giving

this country a greater sense of nationalism.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) Mr Peter Knott, the Labor Member for Gilmore, gave as

his excuse in Parliament for threatening to shoot two

Kiama councillors on 24 May 1994 that "I let my

emotions carry me away', as if this were a one-off,

unusual event,

(ii) this is not the first death threat by Mr Knott as he

similarly threatened a staff member of Kiama Council

two and a half months earlier, as reported by the staff

member at the time to the Labor Mayor of Kiama but only

revealed to councillors on 14 June 1994,

(iii) on 4 March 1994, Mr Knott told Mr Edgell, the council

engineer, that if additional traffic diverted by

council past his home in order to remove a notorious

Princes Highway accident spot resulted in the death of

one of his children, he would "kill the bastards

responsible',

(iv) after asking Mr Edgell which councillorshad voted for

the decision, Mr Knott said "You know me; if I say I'll

do something I'll carry it through' and that Mr Edgell

had also told Mr Knott of Mr Edgell's own role in

recommending the traffic diversion to council,

(v) Mr Knott has still not corrected the false and

inaccurate version of events contained in the so-called

apology he gave in the House of Representatives on 1

June 1994 for his 24 May 1994 death threat in which he

denied that guns or shooting had been mentioned despite

the evidence of numerous witnesses,

(vi) the Kiama Council, to whom Mr Knott has apologised for

his earlier threats, has now unanimously resolved that

Mr Knott apologise to council for the death threat he

made to Mr Edgell, and

(vii) Mr Knott, who has recently been photographed in the

local media handling guns, has held a current gun

licence since September 1992 which expires in 1997;

(b) considers that Mr Knott's admitted failures to control his

emotional responses, which have led to his making repeated death

threats, raise serious doubt that he is a fit and proper person

to hold a gun licence; and

(c) calls on the New South Wales authorities to cancel Mr Knott's

gun licence.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the role that military expenditure has played in

exacerbating Third World poverty, perpetuating civil

war, entrenching political repression and creating a

world refugee population of over 20 million, and

(ii) the recent instances of Australian exports approvals

being given by the Government for sales of arms to

countries such as Iraq, Somalia, Sri Lanka, the

Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan where Governments

have been involved in civil wars, are on the verge of

war with neighbouring countries or are guilty of

serious human rights abuses including the murdering of

their own citizens;

(b) deplores the continued endeavours of the Government to foster a

defence industry with an export capability;

(c) expresses its abhorrence of the fact that the Government has

scheduled the Defence Procurement '94 Conference in Canberra

during National Refugee Week; and

(d) congratulates those demonstrators who, by their protests outside

the conference on 22 June 1994, highlighted the obscenity of the

international arms trade.

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

(1) That there be laid on the table, by the Leader of the Government

in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans), not later than immediately

after Question Time and any motions to take note of answers to

questions on 29 June 1994, copies of the agreements entered into

between the Attorney-General's Department and the departments

and bodies specified in paragraph (2) for the provision of legal

services to those departments and bodies.

(2) The departments and bodies referred to in paragraph (1) are:

(a) Department of Defence;

(b) Australian Taxation Office;

(c) Department of Social Security;

(d) Department of Industry, Science and Technology;

(e) Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories;

(f) Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs;

(g) Department of Industrial Relations;

(h) former Department of Transport and Communications;

(i) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission; and

(j) Comcare.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) a spokesman for the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) is

quoted by the Australian Associated Press in the week

beginning 19 June 1994 as alleging that, on the subject

of the Prime Minister's former piggery, Senator Baume

"has been wrong on this subject for about a year almost

daily in the Senate',

(ii) Senator Baume's revelations, which eventually resulted

in the Prime Minister having to dispose of his

half-ownership of his piggery group, have been from

official documents of the Australian Securities

Commission, which have revealed continual breaches of

the corporations legislation, and from various state

instrumentalities, and

(iii) no documentary evidence has ever been provided by the

Prime Minister or his spokesman to disprove any

informationemerging from these official sources that

Senator Baume has brought to the Senate's attention;

and

(b) calls on the Prime Minister to end his repeated and totally

false allegations, through his spokesman, that Senator Baume's

piggery revelations are wrong, and to put a stop to this

unsubstantiated campaign of personal denigration of Senator

Baume, particularly the disgraceful allegations that Senator

Baume is in the gutter on this matter, aimed at diminishing the

impact of factual information that has raised serious questions

about the propriety of the Prime Minister's ill-advised piggery

investment.

Intention to withdraw:

Senator O'Chee, at the request of the Chairman of the Standing Committee

on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Colston) and pursuant to standing

order 78, gave notice of his intention, at the giving of notices on the

next day of sitting, to withdraw Business of the Senate notice of motion

no. 2 standing in the name of Senator Colston for 4 sitting days after

today for the disallowance of the Meat Inspection (Fees) Orders, Meat

Inspection Orders No. 1 of 1994 made under the Meat Inspection (Orders)

Regulations.

Senator O'Chee, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of

intention.

Senator O'Chee, at the request of Senator Colston and pursuant to

standing order 78, gave notice of his intention, at the giving of

notices on the next day of sitting, to withdraw Business of the Senate

notices of motion nos 3, 4 and 5 standing in the name of Senator Colston

for 8 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the following

instruments:

Migration (1993) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory

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

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.

Export Meat Orders (Amendment), Export Control Orders No. 2 of 1994

made under the Export Control Act 1982.

Senator O'Chee, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of

intention.