Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

NOTICES

Notices of motion:

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

(a) notes that:

(i) a recent issue of a national magazine contained an

advertisement for a range of hair care products branded

"Aussie', including custard apple shampoo and Aussie

scrunch spray, emphasising the phrase, "Discover the

beautiful world of Aussie offering the best of science

and nature' and that hidden in a dark portion of the

advertisement are also the words "Made in the USA',

(ii) in the December 1994 edition of its newsletter, the

Biological Farmers' Association of Australia expresses

its concern that the National Food Authority has taken

the amazing step of proposing to amend the Australian

Food Standards Code so that food producers would be

permitted to advertise their food as being organic,

without taking the basic steps of properly defining

what organic is and establishing a national testing

regime to ensure that food advertised as organic is in

fact what it claims to be, and

(iii) the Tasmanian Distillery issues advertising pamphlets

which read that there are "cellar door sales of the

exciting range of products made here at Australia's

only commercial whiskey distillery', when in fact there

is no working distillery on site and the consumer does

not even have a guarantee that the product is

Australian;

(b) expresses to the Minister for Consumer Affairs (Ms McHugh) its

disgust that Australian consumers are being treated with such

arrogance by these opportunists; and

(c) urges the Minister to introduce real, effective labelling and

advertising laws to prevent such exploitation recurring.

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

deplores the callous attitude of the Government in destroying jobs and

the livelihood of thousands of people associated directly and indirectly

with the forestry industries.

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

(a) notes the beatification of Sister Mary MacKillop, founder of the

Order of Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, by Pope John

Paul II on his recent visit to Australia, thus becoming the

first Australian to be beatified; and

(b) recognises the contribution made by that order to the education

of young people throughout Australia, especially in rural and

remote Australia.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that five Labor Members of the House of Representatives

have threatened to join Senator Devereux in resigning from the

Australian Labor Party; and

(b) calls on those Members to have the courage of their convictions

and join the Coalition in condemning the Government for the

debacle it has created in Australia's forest industries.

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

(a) condemns this Labor Government for reneging on the 1992

Commonwealth/State National Forest Policy Statement;

(b) expresses deep concern that the forest industries which provide

employment and security for families in so many regional and

rural towns are facing uncertainty and job losses as this Labor

Government makes ad hoc policy changes;

(c) rejects this Labor Government's attack on the timber industry

which sustains the economy of much of rural and regional

Australia;

(d) demands that Australia retains a sustainable native timber

industry with logging necessary to provide sawn timber for the

housing, furniture and construction industries;

(e) calls on this Labor Government to guarantee that there will be

no job losses in the Australian timber industry pending the

proper scientific assessment of the ecological value of 511

logging coupes now quarantined from the forest industries; and

(f) reminds this Labor Government that the forest industries employ

more than 10 000 Australians who want resource security and

access to forest timber based on agreed conditions.

Senator Jones, at the request of the Minister for the Environment, Sport

and Territories (Senator Faulkner): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) that Mr Robert de Castella has announced his

resignation as Director of the Australian Institute of

Sport to take up a position in the private sector after

nearly 5 years in the position, and

(ii) the enormous contribution that Mr de Castella has made

to Australian sport, both as an athlete and as the

director of the institute;

(b) recognises that:

(i) during his time as director, the institute underwent an

unprecedented increase in its activities and that the

success of its work has been amply demonstrated by the

success achieved by Australia's sporting teams and

sportspeople in recent years, culminating in our most

successful ever participation in the Commonwealth

Games, and

(ii) Mr de Castella brought to the institute an

understanding of the needs of athletes and the

commitment required in their quest for excellence and

that one of his major achievements has been the

establishment of a national network of support for

athletes covering their educational, vocational and

personal needs; and

(c) congratulates and thanks Mr de Castella for the commitment and

dedication that he brought to the position and wishes him well

for the future.

Notice of motion withdrawn: Senator Woodley withdrew General Business

notice of motion no. 1258 relating to overseas aid.