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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

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

(a) notes:

(i) that on the ABC program "Foreign Correspondent' on 8 November

1994 a detailed assessment of the military situation in

Cambodia was made which noted that the Royal Cambodian Army,

amongst other things, was:

(A) involved in gross violation of human rights against its own

citizens,

(B) beset with corruption from the lowest to the highest levels,

(C) suspected of selling arms and other war material to the

Khmer Rouge,

(D) woefully led and split between two antagonistic factions,

(E) a party to the continued ambush and attack on trains,

sharing the spoils with the Khmer Rouge, and

(F) generally judged as being incapable of defeating the Khmer

Rouge, and

(ii) the continued refusal of the Minister for Defence (Senator

Ray) to provide the Senate with a full and realistic

assessment of the military situation in Cambodia despite the

fact that the Government is poised to provide military

assistance to the Cambodian forces; and

(b) calls on the Minister to make that statement without further

delay and prior to the Government making a decision on what form

that assistance might take.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the October 1994 issue number 14 of Industry Policy

Briefing Note put out by Australian Economic Analysis

Pty Limited, which examines Australia's export

performance in elaborately transformed manufactures

(ETM),

(ii) in particular, the finding that since 1985 there has

been a significant increase in ETM export growth, with

ETM export growth being almost twice as great in

sectors which have had industry specific plans or

strategies specific to the particular commodity, and

(iii) that Australia's world market share of ETM in the

sectors with industry specific policies,

pharmaceuticals, computing equipment,

telecommunications equipment, road vehicles, other

transport and textiles, clothing and footwear, has

grown between 1986 and 1992 by 101 per cent, and that

equivalent growth in world market share for ETM which

have not been supported by industry specific policies

has been only 24 per cent;

(b) supports the conclusion that industry specific sectoral plans,

with targeted government support programs, have played a crucial

role in the growth of ETM exports;

(c) observes that the successful economies of our region have all

recognised that government has a role to play in targeting the

development of industry based on sectoral planning;

(d) agrees with the suggestion of Mr Derek Sicklen of Australian

Economic Analysis Pty Limited that a more interventionist

approach to industry policy can play a critical role in raising

the growth ceiling imposed by the current account; and

(e) calls on the Government to rectify its failure to embrace

sectoral planning as an approach to industry policy in the 1994

White Paper, an approach which its own policy interventions, few

as they have been, have shown is successful.

Intention to withdraw:

The Chair 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 notices of motion nos 1 to 3 standing in

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

following instruments:

Determination HIT 5/1994, Items as Prostheses and Benefits for the

Basic Health Insurance Table, made under subsection 4(1) of the

National Health Act 1953;

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations (Amendment), as

contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 189 and made under the

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993; and

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Regulations (Amendment),

as contained in Statutory Rules 1994 No. 197 and made under the Child

Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988.

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 notices of motion nos 1 and 2 standing

in his name for 8 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the

following instruments:

Determination HIT 6/1994 made under paragraph 4D(1)(a) of the National

Health Act 1953; and

Determination HIT 7/1994 made under paragraph 4D(1)(b) of the National

Health Act 1953.

Senator Colston, by leave, made statements relating to the notices of

intention.