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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976, and for

related purposes. Aboriginal Councils and Associations Legislation

Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 and Part VIIA of the

Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes. Australian Postal Corporation

Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

relating to the criminal law. Criminal Code Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

relating to the making, registration and Parliamentary scrutiny of

legislative instruments, and for related purposes. Legislative

Instruments Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981, and for

related purposes. Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Amendment Bill

1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the International Air Services Commission Act 1992.

International Air Services Commission Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend various Acts relating to crimes and other matters, and for

related purposes. Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the Crimes Act 1914. Crimes Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend the Merit Protection (Australian Government Employees) Act 1984

and for related purposes. Merit Protection (Australian Government

Employees) Amendment Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to repeal the Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Act 1980.

Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Act Repeal Bill 1994.

The Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley): To move on the next

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

to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related

purposes. Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1994.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and

the Arts (Senator Devereux): To move on the next day of sitting--That

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

Environment, Recreation and the Arts on waste disposal facilities and

methods be extended to 22 September 1994.

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

motion.

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

Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the unprecedented public factional brawling by senior

members of the Queensland Labor Party during the

fortnight beginning 19 June 1994,

(ii) that this brawling has resulted in the dumping on 28

June 1994 of the State president of 10 years,

(iii) that the former president has said that the new

president will be "muzzled' by the Queensland Premier

(Mr Goss), and that other senior Labor Party members

are saying that the party is in for a period of

sustained instability, and

(iv) that the Queensland Labor Government has shown it has

completely lost touch with the people of Queensland, as

evidenced by its attempts to impose a performance

dividend on council loans, only to back down after

public pressure, more factional brawling and the

unseemly dressing down of the State Treasurer (Mr De

Lacy) by union boss, Mr Bill Ludwig; and

(b) calls on the Premier to show some real leadership by bringing

this brawling to a stop and by getting on with dealing with

serious problems like law and order and the still unacceptably

high rate of unemployment.

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

(a) notes that July 1994 will mark 20 years since Turkey invaded

Cyprus;

(b) expresses:

(i) concern that, despite the peace making efforts of the

United Nations (UN), there is still no solution to the

situation in Cyprus, and

(ii) support for UN resolutions regarding Cyprus and all

peace initiatives presently being undertaken by the UN

Secretary General;

(c) endorses the contents of the UN Secretary General's latest

report on Cyprus presented to the Security Council in June 1994

which outlines options for future directions on the Cyprus

issue;

(d) welcomes the position adopted by the Government of Cyprus which

has co-operated with the UN in all attempts to reach a just and

viable peace settlement and which has accepted the latest UN

peace initiative;

(e) notes that the Secretary General's report identifies the lack of

political will on the Turkish Cypriot side as an impediment to a

negotiated settlement of the Cyprus dispute;

(f) urges all parties to co-operate fully and sincerely with the UN

Secretary General in his attempts to find a peace settlement;

and

(g) calls on all responsibly-minded members of the international

community, including Australia, to increase their efforts in

ensuring that a lasting peace settlement is reached for all

Cypriot people.

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

(a) notes:

(i) with great concern, the reported statements of the

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans)

that Australia may refuse to take on greenhouse gas

commitments if the economic impact on Australia was too

high,

(ii) that the industrial world as a whole has cut the amount

of energy used per unit of economic output by about 30

per cent in the past 20 years while for the same period

Australia has improved efficiency by only 5 per cent

and has even failed to implement "no regrets'

efficiency measures, and

(iii) that if Australia fails to move towards greater energy

efficiency that failure will have disastrous long-term

effects on the competitiveness of Australian industry

in the world economy; and

(b) calls on the Australian Government to immediately implement

measures for a least cost planning approach in relation to our

energy needs which incorporates demand management, energy

conservation, energy efficiency and co-generation and the

appropriate use of renewable energy sources in order to provide

the best outcome for both the economy and the environment.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) a recent opinion poll conducted by the University of

Tasmania on behalf of the Tasmanian Australian

BroadcastingCorporation's 7.30 Report has shown that 54

per cent of the Tasmanian people support the State's

Liberal Government in its policy position on gay law

reform, and

(ii) of the 46.9 per cent who indicated to the poll that the

Tasmanian law should be changed, only 42.5 per cent

supported the liberalisation of Tasmania's homosexual

laws;

(b) recognises that the most compelling statistic obtained in the

poll is that 63.1 per cent of Tasmanians are opposed to

Commonwealth Government intervention in the laws of the State of

Tasmania; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to recognise the overwhelming

views of the majority of Tasmanians as demonstrated in the

University of Tasmania poll and not intervene in the democratic

laws of the State of Tasmania.

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

(a) recognises that the Crib Point oil terminal proposed for Western

Port Bay, which is listed under the Ramsar Convention, would

significantly raise the threat of a major oil spill in the bay

and could seriously affect wetland values and destroy wildlife,

including the Philip Island penguins;

(b) notes that:

(i) the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975

contains a Schedule of Agreements between Australia and

other countries, which includes the Ramsar Convention,

and

(ii) section 69 of the Act states that regulations can be

made to give effect to an agreement in the Schedule and

that section 71 allows the Governor-General to make

regulations to provide for the protection and

conservation of wildlife;

(c) calls on the Commonwealth to recognise that it can make

regulations under the Act in relation to the proposed oil

terminal; and

(d) calls on the Government to seek legal advice from the

Attorney-General's Department on the powers of the Minister for

the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner) in

relation to the proposal, and to consider implementation of

section 11 of the Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals)

Act 1974.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the Tasmanian Liberal Government's stand in seeking to

continue to vilify a section of the Tasmanian and

Australian community through the maintenance of archaic

and unjust criminal laws is out of touch with the rest

of Australia's state governments and the Federal

Government, whether they be Liberal or Labor,

(ii) the efforts of the United Nations and other

international organisations have been very successful

in achieving greater social justice and human rights

for many oppressed and under-privileged people

throughout the world,

(iii) in the vast majority of these achievements, the

international organisations involved received

bipartisan support of all political parties which, in

the case of Australia, included the Liberal Party, and

(iv) one of the great successes of international cohesion on

civil or human rights has been the removal of apartheid

in South Africa; and

(b) in noting these facts:

(i) calls on the Tasmanian Liberal Government to amend its

State laws to bring them into line with the rest of the

country,

(ii) condemns the stand taken by Senator Abetz in relation

to this issue, and

(iii) notes that Senator Abetz's position is contrary to that

of his federal colleagues on basic human rights.

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

(a) condemns the Minister for Employment, Education and Training (Mr

Crean) for his announcement, reported in newspapers on 28 June

1994, that he would legislate to further subsidise student

unions in States where the State governments legislate to ensure

that young Australiansare free to decide whether they join a

union on campus;

(b) confirms that it should be regarded as a birthright of all

Australians that they be free to choose to join an association;

(c) commends the governments of Western Australia, Victoria and

Tasmania for legislating to ensure this freedom; and

(d) condemns the Federal Labor Government for seeking to apply a

financial penalty on the taxpayers of States who choose to elect

governments who support freedom of individual citizens to make

their own choice as to whether or not they join a student union.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the Australian Securities Commission (ASC) had not yet

issued penalty notices to Danpork Australia Pty Ltd, Mr

Keating's former piggery joint venture company, whose

annual returns for both the 1991-92 and 1992-93

financial years have not yet been filed with the ASC in

accordance with the Australian Corporations Law and are

well overdue, according to evidence given by the ASC at

recent Senate Estimates hearings, despite the fact that

the ASC is currently issuing penalty notices in respect

of returns for 1993 that are still outstanding, and

(ii) the ASC's reason for not having issued penalty notices

to Danpork Australia Pty Ltd is that Danpork is not its

high priority for receiving a penalty because, as a new

company registered only in 1991, it has no "record' of

breaches of the reporting requirements, despite the

fact that its only Australian director, Mr

Constantinidis, who is Mr Keating's former piggery

partner, is notorious for his repeated failures to file

company returns; and

(b) calls on the ASC not to delay further in taking appropriate

measures against Danpork Australia Pty Ltd in view of its

continued failure to meet Australian company reporting

requirements and the appalling record of its only Australian

director, Mr Constantinidis.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) 20 July 1994 marks the sixth year that the Burmese

State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) has

detained without trial political prisoner, Aung San Suu

Kyi, and

(ii) the release of Suu Kyi, a nobel peace prize winner, is

crucial to the democratic reform of Burma; and

(b) urges the Government to continue to protest in the strongest

possible terms over the situation in Burma and use all means to

bring pressure to bear on the SLORC to bring about democratic

government in Burma.

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

(a) notes that Westpac Bank, the first major bank to do so, has

lifted its fixed rate by .55 per cent to 8.5 per cent on 1-year

and 9.5 per cent on 2-year loans;

(b) notes, with dismay, that the Treasurer (Mr Willis) still says

that a general rise will not occur; and

(c) calls on the Government to finally admit that it is alone on the

interest rate issue and that it cannot ignore all the financial

markets around the world.

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

calls on the Government to give an immediate response to the

recommendations in Report 326 of the Joint Committee on Public Accounts

entitled An Assessment of Tax, a report whose recommendations are

necessary to move the Australian Taxation Office into the needs of the

modern era.

Senator Jones, at the request of 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

examination of annual reports be extended to 1 December 1994.

Senator Jones, at the request of the Chairman of the Standing Committee

on Employment, Education and Training (Senator Zakharov): To move on the

next day of sitting--That the time for the presentation of the report of

the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training on the

examination of annual reports be extended to 1 December 1994.

Senator Jones, at the request of the Chairman of the Standing Committee

on Community Affairs (Senator West): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the time for the presentation of the report of the

Standing Committee on Community Affairs on psychotherapeutic medication

in Australia be extended to 1 September 1994.

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

motion.

Intention to withdraw:

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston), 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. 1 standing in his

name for the next day of sitting for the disallowance of the ATSIC

(Misbehaviour) Determination 1994 No. 1 made under section 4A of the

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989.

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

intention.

Senator Bell, 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 his

name for the next day of sitting for the disallowance of 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.

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

intention.