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

matters be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References

Committee for inquiry and report on or before 5 December 1994:

(1) In relation to the death of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

Flight Lieutenant Glen Donovan in the crash of the Nomad

aircraft A18-401 on 12 March 1990:

(a) whether the interests of the deceased and his family

have been given adequate support by the Commonwealth;

(b) the failure of the Minister for Defence (Senator Ray)

or the RAAF to pursue the question of individual

responsibility for actions contributing to the failure

to detect the dangerous condition of Nomad A18-401 in a

defence force in which the highest levels of

professional expertise and quality assurance are

demanded;

(c) what action, if any, could still be taken against

individuals alleged to have committed disciplinary

offences in connection with the crash of Nomad A18-401;

(d) what amendments, if any, should be made to the Defence

Force Discipline Act 1982 to ensure that statutory time

limits cannot operate in the future to prevent

disciplinary action where the alleged offences have led

to the death or serious injury of defence force

members; and

(e) whether the Ombudsman's recommendations in relation to

the Civil Aviation Authority and AeroSpace Technologies

Australia Limited have been satisfactorily and fully

implemented, and whether these organisations have

properly addressed the issue of personal responsibility

reasonably to be expected of their employees.

(2) In relation to the Ombudsman's investigation of the adequacy of

the RAAF response to the loss of Nomad A18-401, whether reports

of the Ombudsman of this kind should not be tabled in both

Houses of Parliament as expeditiously as possible.

(3) Such other matters arising in the course of the committee's

inquiry in relation to the crash and the Ombudsman's report as

the committee determines are reasonably relevant to reporting on

the foregoing terms of reference.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the remarks of Woolworths Ltd Taxation Manager, Ms

Jocelyn Morton, in which she pointed out that there are

many absurdities and anomalies in the Australian tax

system,

(ii) the concern expressed that the Australian Taxation

Office has a lot to learn about providing service and

information to its clients, and

(iii) the comment that the taxation legislation has grown at

an alarming rate since the tax summit of 1985 and needs

to be rationalised, restructured and reformed; and

(b) calls on the Government to take note of these concerns so that

Australia might be a more attractive place for foreign

investment.