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NOTICES

Notices of motion withdrawn:

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of intention given on 1 December

1994, withdrew Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 6 standing in

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

Suspension of a Regional Councillor from Office Statement No. 1 of 1994,

made under section 122A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Commission Act 1989.

Senator Colston, pursuant to notice of intention given on 1 December

1994, withdrew Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in

his name for 4 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the

Australian Sports Drug Agency Regulations (Amendment), as contained in

Statutory Rules 1994 no. 284.

Notices of motion:

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the level of funding available to the Illawarra

Aboriginal Medical Service is not sufficient to meet

increasing need and services such as immunisation

programs are threatened with cutbacks, and

(ii) the building used by this service is inadequate,

funding for medical supplies and equipment is less than

half what is needed and there is an urgent need for a

motor vehicle; and

(b) calls on the Minister for Human Services and Health (Dr

Lawrence) to take responsibility for the provision of primary

health care services for Aboriginal Australians and to ensure

adequate funding is provided to run all established programs.

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

(a) notes:

(i) with sadness and deep regret, that on 5 December 1994

the package of eight World Trade Organization (WTO)

enabling bills passed this chamber with the support of

the Government and the Opposition and that this implies

acceptance of the control of Australia's domestic

economic policy by the WTO, and

(ii) that because of this fact many in the community have

deemed this day "Black Monday'; and

(b) calls on the Government to acknowledge the concerns being felt

in many sectors of the community by implementing consultative

procedures to monitor the impact of this new regime on the

Australian economy and environment as well as on the social

conditions of Australian workers.

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

requires the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (Senator

Bolkus) to appear before the Joint Standing Committee on Migration by 7

December 1994 to give evidence in relation to the committee's inquiry

into the Immigration Review Tribunal appointments process referred to

the committee by the Senate on 20 October 1994.

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

(a) notes:

(i) that community legal centres assisted over 220 000

people in 1993, over one third of whom were people from

non-Englishspeaking background and almost half of whom

were women,

(ii) that community legal centres are major providers of

legal services to disadvantaged people in the

community, and yet over 75 per cent of all funded

centres are funded for fewer than three staff, and

(iii) the valuable role of environment defenders' offices

around the nation in protecting the environment through

the use of the legal process, often substantially with

the assistance of volunteer solicitors and assistants;

and

(b) calls on the Government to provide $11.5 million for community

legal centres over 3 years, and $1.8 million for environment

defenders' offices, also over 3 years, so that these

organisations can maintain a minimum level of service to the

Australian community.

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

Senate--

(a) highlights to the nation and the Australian Labor Party

Government that this extraordinary drought, the worst in over

100 years in New South Wales and Queensland, is forcing farm

families to accept charity to put food on the table in the

absence of appropriate Federal Government social welfare

payments;

(b) condemns the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) who has not implemented a comprehensive plan to assist

small business in drought areas, resulting in a third of these

non-farm businesses being forced to close their doors;

(c) warns the Minister that his mean-spirited drought package with

its tight exceptional circumstances criteria announced in

September 1994 is now assisting 1 800 farm families and ignoring

the plight of over 61 000 commercial primary producers in New

South Wales who are now battling severe drought;

(d) is contemptuous of the Minister for his unwarranted attack on

the drought relief policies of the Fahey Coalition Government in

New South Wales which has agreed from 5 September 1994 to

participate in the integrated regional adjustment and recovery

program for south-west Queensland and the New South Wales

western division; and

(e) supports the positive forward-thinking policy of the New South

Wales Liberal/National Government in adding $10 million to the

exceptional circumstances provision of the Rural Adjustment

Scheme, allowing for up to 80 per cent interest subsidies on

existing and the all important new debt.

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

(a) reminds the Australian Labor Party (ALP) Government that its

September 1994 drought relief measures for farmers in

exceptional circumstances is only reaching 1 800 families in New

South Wales when 94 per cent of the State is drought declared

and crippled;

(b) condemns the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator

Collins) and the ALP Member for Page (Mr Woods) who have

encouraged desperate farm families to rely on Farm Hand and

other charitable funds as a substitute for proper Federal

Government welfare payments;

(c) reminds ALP members offering this advice that the New South

Wales Government drought relief co-ordinator, Mr Geoff File, has

indicated that Farm Hand monies used to put food on the tables

of 5 300 drought affected farm families is expected to run out

within the next 2 weeks;

(d) totally condemns the ALP Government for marginalising the farm

families and small businesses not eligible for this Government's

exceptional circumstances social security package by leaving

them with no support when the charitable welfare monies dry up;

and

(e) warns that New South Wales charities will have to raise in

excess of $4 million in 3 weeks to support farm families over

Christmas unless this uncaring Labor Government urgently opens

up its guidelines for federal assistance.

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

(a) reminds the Australian Labor Party (ALP) Government that its

policies on the operation of Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport

following the closure of the east-west runway have caused a 70

per cent increase in noise levels over the State ALP electorates

of Ashfield, Drummoyne and Marrickville, as reflected in a

Sydney Morning Herald poll of 1 800 people;

(b) condemns the Minister representing the Minister for Transport

(Senator Collins) for misleading this chamber and the people of

Sydney on 1 December 1994 by implying that aircraft movement and

flight corridors are affected by a southerly wind pattern when

in fact the prevailing winds in Sydney are north easterlies; and

(c) warns the ALP Government that the pattern of noise across Sydney

suburbs now reflects the image of a deranged spider web with

many more residents of Sydney affected by serious noise than was

the case before the closure of the east-west runway.