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Notice of motion withdrawn: The Chair of the Standing Committee on

Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of

intention given on 5 June 1995, withdrew Business of the Senate notice

of motion no. 1 standing in his name for this day for the disallowance

of the Income Tax Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory

Rules 1994 No. 461 and made under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Notices of motion:

The Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee

(Senator Bell): To move on the next day of sitting--That the order of

the Senate of 28 June 1994, referring a matter relating to indexed lists

of departmental files to the Finance and Public Administration

References Committee, be amended as follows:

(1) To amend the order to require electronic lodgement:

Paragraph (1)(e), definition of "indexed list", subparagraph(ii),

omit "an indexed list in electronic database format, provided the

Senate has adopted a recommendation from the Library Committee

that the list be tabled in that form also", substitute "the same

indexed list in electronic format for IBM compatible personal

computers of 286 processors or above on 3.5" high density 1.44 MB

floppy disks in an uncompressed form; the file format to be in

ACSII or, if the departments have the lists in Microsoft Word for

Windows or Microsoft Access, in Word (*.doc) and Access (*.mdb)

formats respectively and labelled accordingly; where data extends

over more than one floppy disk, each new disk commences with a new

computer file; all disks submitted should be scanned for computer

viruses and it should be indicated on each disk that this has been


(2) To amend the order to change the date for reporting for the

Finance and Public Administration References Committee:

Paragraph (2), omit "30 June 1995", substitute "30 June 1996".

Senator Panizza, at the request of Senator Reid: To move on the next day

of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) on 7 June 1995, the 1995 Sri Chinmoy Peace Run, which

started in Perth on 12 May 1995, arrived in Canberra,


(ii) the run travels through all States on a 5 000 kilometre

journey, concluding with a peace festival in Brisbane

on 23 June 1995;

(b) commends the Sri Chinmoy Peace Foundation for its international

efforts to bring global harmony by creating goodwill amongst

nations; and

(c) congratulates the foundation for organising such a run, which

carries a peace torch 80 000 kilometres and includes the people

of 83 nations and transcends nationality, language, race,

religion and ideology.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot): To move on the

next day of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) congratulates the Westpac Banking Corporation on its

announcement on 6 June 1995 of the granting of 6 weeks paid

maternity leave for female employees;

(b) notes that it is the first private bank to embrace this leave

entitlement; and

(c) urges other private banks to follow suit and to work towards a

more generous entitlement to be shared by both parents.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) nuclear weapons are indiscriminate weapons of mass


(ii) there is no justification for the size of the stocks of

nuclear weapons and fissile materials that exist today,


(iii) we cannot "disinvent' nuclear weapons but we can make

them illegal, in the same way that we have outlawed

chemical weapons, biological weapons and inhumane


(b) resolves that nuclear weapons should be ruled illegal by the

International Court of Justice because they violate every

principle of the law of war which prohibits the use of weapons


(i) fail to discriminate between military and civilian

personnel, under the principle of discrimination,

(ii) in reprisal, cause harm disproportionateto their

preceding provocations or to legitimate military

objectives, under the principles of proportionality and


(iii) cause unnecessary and superfluous suffering, under the

principle of necessity,

(iv) affect neutral states, under the principle of


(v) cause widespread, long-lasting and severe damage to the

environment, under the principle of environmental

security, and

(vi) use asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all

analogous liquids, materials or substances, under the

principle of non-toxicity; and

(c) declares that it does not support any Australian Government

submission to the International Court of Justice on the legality

of the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons which supports

the conditional use of nuclear weapons or makes a case for


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

the major Australian domestic airline carriers to evaluate the fitting

of collision avoidance systems to their aircraft, having similar

application to that aboard the British Airways jet which avoided a

mid-air collision with a domestic Qantas jet between Sydney and Alice

Springs in May 1995.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) in the week beginning 28 May 1995, Senator Baume

revealed continuing breaches of Australian Securities

Commission (ASC) requirements by Hunter Valley Piggery

Pty Ltd, Darling Downs Piggery Pty Ltd and Semlow Pty

Ltd, three companies in the former piggery group of the

Prime Minister (Mr Keating) which have never filed an

annual return with the ASC since their inception, and

(ii) in addition, annual returns that fail to meet the

requirements of the ASC and so have not been processed

while awaiting the provision of legally required

information, have been lodged by five other Keating

piggery group companies: Rincraft Pty Limited, Brown

and Hatton Group Pty Ltd, Brown and Hatton Rural Pty

Ltd, Brown and Hatton Wholesale Pty Ltd and Belesdan

Pty Ltd;

(b) regrets that the requirements of the ASC are continuing to be

treated with contempt by this group, both during and since Mr

Keating's half-ownership of it; and

(c) calls on the ASC to take appropriate penal action against those

who persistently breach the Corporations Law in this way in

order to ensure that the integrity of the ASC's database is

protected from such improper practices.

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


(a) notes that:

(i) the Federal Government funded the Better Cities Urban

Change in Action seminar at an expected cost of $85


(ii) of 45 participants in the seminar, there were no fewer

than 9 Australian Labor Party (ALP) politicians, an ALP

Mayor and at least 1 ALP candidate, and none from other

political parties, and

(iii) other than 2 officers from the New South Wales and

Western Australia Government Planning Departments and a

member of the Western Australian Parliament, no State

Government, other than the then only Labor Government

in Queensland, was involved in the seminar;

(b) notes, with disgust, that:

(i) invitations to the seminar were extended to all ALP

members of Federal Parliament but not to any members

from other political parties, and

(ii) the seminar was a blatant ALP self-promotion exercise

paid for by the taxpayer;

(c) condemns the Federal Government for mis-using $85 000 in

taxpayers' money to promote ALP candidates and low profile ALP

parliamentarians as part of their campaign for the Federal

election; and

(d) calls on the ALP to repay the cost of this party political

promotional propaganda exercise.

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

(a) condemns the Government for failing to explain that joinery

shops have been targeted for sales tax on building hardware; and

(b) notes that labour and overhead or factory service costs will be

added to the cost of building cupboards et cetera for

installationinto ordinary homes.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the repeated disregard for Australian corporate

reporting requirements by the Danish former partners of

the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) in a multi-national

piggery joint venture,

(ii) that Danpork Properties Pty Ltd, a company owned by a

Danish company, Danpork Australia Holdings A/S, has not

yet filed the annual report for the year to December

1993 that was due almost a year ago,

(iii) that the 1992 return of Danpork Properties Pty Ltd was

not filed until April 1994, making it subject to a

penalty notice by the Australian Securities Commission


(iv) that the previous return was filed by a director and

company secretary, Mr Coudounaris, who is also

Secretary of Mr Keating's family company, Pleuron Pty

Ltd, and was purported to be signed in May 1993 but not

filed until 11 months later, and

(v) another Danish-owned member of the piggery group,

Danmeat Pty Ltd, has not filed an annual return since

its 1992 return was belatedly filed in April 1994 with

its 1993 return now almost a year overdue and with Mr

Coudounaris also its company secretary;

(b) regrets that Mr Keating's former multi-national piggery partner

has persistently failed to abide by the ASC's reporting

requirements; and

(c) calls on the ASC to take stronger measures to require foreign

companies to abide by the Australian Corporations Law.