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NOTICES

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 15 standing

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

following instruments:

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 33/32 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 35/59 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 36/31 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 55/69 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 56/27 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 60/40 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 65/62 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/BEECH 90/78 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/DHC-8/34 Amdt 1, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations (Amendment), as contained in

Statutory Rules 1995 No. 15 and made under the Customs Act 1901.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/DAUPHIN/35 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/GBK117/6 Amdt 2, made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/JBK117/6 Amdt 1, and made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 107 AD/PROP/1, made under the Civil

Aviation Act 1988.

Quarantine Determinations No. 1 of 1995, made under section 86E of the

Quarantine Act 1908.

Senator Colston, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of

intention.

Notices of motion:

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

(a) notes:

(i) the 40 per cent slump in housing approvals, which has

hit Victoria particularly hard, and

(ii) the Government's critical policy failure in proposing

to hit home buyers and the building industry with a

vicious sales tax slug when increased interest rates

have already sent the market into a tail spin; and

(b) calls on the Government to support and accept the Australian

Democrats' action in stopping the tax, a move which will assist

home buyers and will also assist the building industry to

overcome the current slump.

Senator Bell: To move on 27 June 1995--That the following matter be

referred to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

References Committee for inquiry and report:

The proposal by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS)

to reduce or remove restrictions on the importation of uncooked,

unprocessed salmon meat from Canada and the United States, with

particular reference to:

(a) whether or not sufficient scientific information has

been made available for AQIS to make a proper

assessment of environmental, social or economic risks;

(b) where imported uncooked, unprocessed salmon product

will be processed and whether or not the control

mechanisms for processing would be adequate;

(c) what control and monitoring program would be needed to

minimise the contamination risk;

(d) what social and economic implications would result from

an exotic disease outbreak; and

(e) any other factors the committee considers to be

relevant.

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

(a) notes that funding for residents living at Kew Cottages in

Melbourne has been repeatedly cut by the Victorian Government,

and as a result:

(i) staff providing day programs outside the residential

units (that is, therapy, recreational and development

programs) have been reduced from around 160 to 51,

(ii) day programs have been reduced from a situation where

the bulk of residents in 1987, about 450 of the then

758 residents, received 30 program hours per week, to

the situation in 1995 where 423 of the 640 residents

receive a maximum of 6 hours per week and the remaining

217 people are given work placement or required to

purchase outside day programs,

(iii) residential units are routinely locked externally to

prevent people leaving them and approximately 156

people are detained for many hours a day, and

(iv) the previously much-enjoyed hydrotherapypool, paid for

by fundraising and parental efforts, now lies empty and

silent all day most days of the week; and

(b) calls on the Victorian Government to immediately increase

funding for day therapy staff so full-time programs can resume

at Kew Cottages.

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

(a) acknowledges, with the gravest concern, the recent report of the

Federal Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics which

labels the Pacific Highway in New South Wales the worst, most

unsafe interstate road link in Australia;

(b) condemns the inaction of the Federal Australian Labor Party

(ALP) Government for allowing the vital road infrastructure

through the electorates of Patterson, Lyne, Cowper, Richmond and

Page to be ignored to the point where $4 billion is needed to

ensure this interstate link can cope with existing and future

traffic demands;

(c) expresses anger that, when 58 Australians died in the two North

Coast bus crashes in 1989, a billion dollar road improvement

program was set out by this Federal ALP Government, but only a

third of this money nominated for highway improvements has been

spent after 6 years;

(d) condemns:

(i) this ALP Federal Government for reneging on spending

for the big ticket items needed to improve the Pacific

Highway link, including the tollway from Bulahdelah to

Possums Brush and the by-passes of Taree, Raleigh and

Chinderah, and

(ii) the New South Wales Labor Government for reneging on

its promise to construct the Pacific Tollway, and notes

that this forms part of a long pattern of neglect of

northern New South Wales roads by State Labor dating

from the Wran era and now including the present Carr

administration; and

(e) demands that more Federal money be allocated to the Pacific

Highway in northern New South Wales to reduce the death and

accident rates on this vital road that Labor is neglecting in

regional New South Wales.

Senator Chamarette: To move on the next day of sitting--That there by

laid on the table, on or before 12 noon on 22 June 1995, by the Leader

of the Government in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans):

(a) the text of the proposed amendment to the Aboriginal Land Rights

(Northern Territory) Act 1976 that was agreed to be deleted by

the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) at a meeting with Aboriginal and

Torres Strait Islander people concerning the draft Land Fund

Bill on 16 June 1994;

(b) any associated drafting instructions to the Office of

Parliamentary Counsel to effect decisions arising from the

meeting between the Prime Minister and Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander people concerning the draft Land Fund Bill on 16

June 1994; and

(c) the full text of the manuscript written by Pat Turner of the

meeting between the Prime Minister and Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander people concerning the draft Land Fund Bill on 16

June 1994 that was tabled in the Senate on 6 June 1995, which

was partially censored or had parts of the text obscured.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the report in the Age of 20 June 1995 that Ehsan Ullah

Khan, a leading Pakistani human rights activist who has

helped to liberate thousands of children from bonded

labour, faces the death penalty after being charged

with sedition by Pakistani authorities, and

(ii) that this follows the recent murder of Iqbal Masih, a

12-year-old activist who had been honoured with an

international human rights award for his fight against

child labour;

(b) calls on the Government to heed the warning of Mr Khan that the

brutal living and working conditions faced by child labourers in

the Pakistani carpet industry would continue while demand for

such cheap output exists in the West, and to take action against

such blood imports; and

(c) demands that the Government make immediate representations to

the Pakistani Government to set free Mr Khan, and raise the

issue of Mr Khan's plight in all available international fora.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) the Queensland Labor Party has requested the Prime

Minister (Mr Keating) to keep out of Queensland during

the State election, and

(ii) the Opposition Leader (Mr Howard) has been welcomed to

Queensland by the Queensland Liberal Party and National

Party leaders;

(b) calls on the people of Queensland to recognise that the

Queensland Premier (Mr Goss) is a member of the same Labor

Party, with the same principles and philosophy, as Mr Keating

and former State premiers, Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Kirner, Mr Cain and

Mr Bannon, whose governments have wrecked the economy of the

nation and States they once ruled; and

(c) reminds the people of Queensland that Mr Goss told them he wants

to do to Queensland what Mr Cain did to Victoria.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the response on 21 June 1995 by Queensland Deputy

Premier (Mr Burns), to a journalist's question whether

the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) would be a welcome

participant in the July 1995 State election, that "we'd

be better off campaigning on our own', and

(ii) that Mr Burn's view of Mr Keating's negative electoral

appeal was shared by New South Wales Labor leader (Mr

Carr) who invited him to keep out of that State during

its recent election; and

(b) urges Mr Keating to ignore Mr Burns' request to stay out of

Queensland so as not to deprive the Liberal-National coalition

of a great campaigning weapon.