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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 3 standing in his name for 7 sitting days after today for the

disallowance of the following instruments:

Migration Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules

1995 No. 38 and made under the Migration Act 1958.

Determination No. T29 of 1994, made under section 16 of the Higher

Education Funding Act 1988.

Determination No. T34 of 1994, made under section 15 of the Higher

Education Funding Act 1988.

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

intention.

Notices of motion withdrawn: The Chair of the Standing Committee on

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

intention given on 21 June 1995, withdrew Business of the Senate notices

of motion nos 1 to 15 standing in his name for this day 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.

Notices of motion:

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston): To move 15 sitting days after today--

No. 1--That the Applied Laws (Implementation) (Amendment) Ordinance

1995, Territory of Christmas Island Ordinance No. 1 of 1995 made under

the Christmas Island Act 1958, be disallowed.

No. 2--That the Applied Laws (Implementation) (Amendment) Ordinance

1995, Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Ordinance No. 1 of 1995

made under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955, be disallowed.

No. 3--That Determination No. 2 of 1995, made under section 356 of the

Student and Youth Assistance Act 1973, be disallowed.

No. 4--That the Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicle Standards)

Regulations, as contained in Statutory Rules 1995 No. 55 and made

under the Road Transport Reform (Vehicles and Traffic) Act 1993, be

disallowed.

No. 5--That Instrument No. 126 of 1995, made under subsection 196B(2)

of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, be disallowed.

No. 6--That Radiocommunications (Multipoint Distribution Station

Licences--Regional Licences) Guidelines No. 1 of 1995, as contained in

Statutory Rules 1995 No. 74 and made under the Radiocommunications Act

1992, be disallowed.

No. 7--That the Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/B747/147, made

under the Civil Aviation Act 1988, be disallowed.

No. 8--That Determination No. T7 of 1995, made under section 15 of the

Higher Education Funding Act 1988, be disallowed.

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

motion.

The Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the order of the Senate of 29 November 1994, relating to

the consideration of legislation, not apply to the following bills:

Child Care Legislation Amendment Bill 1995

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Bill 1995

Industry Research and Development Amendment Bill 1995.

The Chair of the Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts

References Committee (Senator Coulter): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the following matters be referred to the Environment,

Recreation, Communications and the Arts References Committee for inquiry

and report by the last sitting day of the 1996 Winter sittings:

The management of water and biological nutrients in Australia, with

particular emphasis on their loss from the terrestrial environment and

the problems that this loss into the marine and coastal environment

within Australia's economic zone causes by way of pollution from land

run-off, stormwater and sewage outfalls including:

(a) the adequacy of existing Commonwealth, State and Territory

legislation to give effect to Australia's obligations under the

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and other

international treaties, to address land-based and ship-sourced

marine pollution and its effects;

(b) administrative arrangements required to better conserve the

marine and coastal environment, including consideration of an

oceans management policy and its implementation and the

scientific research needed to achieve this;

(c) impact of pollution on water and sediment quality, marine

biodiversity, and commercial and recreational users; and

(d) ways of maximising local community involvement in all aspects of

the assessment and management of marine and coastal pollution.

The Chair of the Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts

References Committee (Senator Coulter): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the time for the presentation of the report of the

Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts References

Committee on the role of national sporting coaches in the international

transfer of Australian players be extended to 31 August 1995.

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

motion.

The Chair of the Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts

References Committee (Senator Coulter): To move on the next day of

sitting--That the time for the presentation of the report of the

Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts References

Committee on arts and cultural education in Australian educational

institutions be extended to 31 August 1995.

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

motion.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the French and Chinese Governments' decisions to

explode a number of nuclear devices in 1995 have

encouraged other countries, such as the United States,

to revise their nuclear testing moratoriums,

(ii) the decisions of nations to keep testing have thrown

into jeopardy negotiations for a Comprehensive Test Ban

Treaty, the goal of which is a global moratorium for

nuclear testing, and

(iii) the source of the issue of nuclear testing is that

nuclear weapons are being developed to maintain the

global nuclear arms race and the way to address the

source of this problem is to declare nuclear weapons

and the threat of use of nuclear weapons illegal; and

(b) calls on the Government:

(i) to support the grassroots campaign "the World Court

Project' which has asked the International Court of

Justice (ICJ) to make a determination on the legality

of nuclear weapons via the World Health Assembly, and

(ii) to do everything in its power by way of submissions to

the ICJ, lobbying and voting to make sure that nuclear

weapons are declared illegal by the ICJ.

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

(a) notes reports of recent arrests by Pakistan's Federal

Investigation Agency including:

(i) the arrest of 13 people associated with the Bonded

Labour Liberation Front of Pakistan, including the

mother of murdered 12-year-old anti-child labour

activist Iqbal Masih and two boys who had witnessed his

murder,

(ii) the arrest of journalist Zafar Yab Ahmad who was

charged with providing information about "bonded child

labour' to foreign countries, thereby allegedly causing

damage to the carpet manufacturing industry in

Pakistan, and

(iii) the arrest of child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi

in India by Haryana State Police as a result of his

involvement with German television journalists who had

exposed the plight of child labourers in the carpet

industry;

(b) notes that Pakistan's child labour activists are acting within

Article 11 of the Pakistani Constitution and within Pakistan's

Bonded Labour System Abolition Act 1992; and

(c) calls on the Government to make immediate representationsto the

Pakistan Government about the persecution of child labour

activists, to make similar representations to the Government of

India, and to take action in international fora.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the Keating Government's unprecedented decision to pay

the legal costs of the Minister for Human Services and

Health (Dr Lawrence) before the Western Australian

Royal Commission on a matter that does not relate to

her activities as a member of the Federal Parliament,

on the grounds that the commission is allegedly a

political stunt, and

(ii) that the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) commenced an

unprecedented defamation action against Senator Baume

in January 1993 as a political stunt in the run-up to

the March 1993 election--an action which has not yet

come before the courts for hearing and which is

directly related to Senator Baume's role as a member of

Parliament; and

(b) calls on the Government to pay Senator Baume's legal costs in

defending what is clearly a political stunt by the Prime

Minister which has so far unfairly imposed a heavy financial

burden on Senator Baume for performing his duties as a Senator,

or stand condemned for gross hypocrisy.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that a delegation of the Australian Council for Lesbian

and Gay Rights is currently in Parliament House to discuss with

Senators and Members a range of issues of importance to the

lesbian and gay community;

(b) expresses continuing support for:

(i) the principle underlying legislation opposing

discrimination based on sexual orientation, which has

been proposed by Senator Spindler, and

(ii) the campaign to accentuate a pro-health stand and

self-esteem issues as important in addressing the

problems of the community as a whole and young people

in particular, rather than singling out individuals or

groups on the basis of their sexual orientation; and

(c) commends the council for its ongoing work and advocacy in this

area.

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

(a) fully supports the alarm expressed by the Australian Vice

Chancellors Committee that up to two-thirds of qualified

students who apply for postgraduate research awards are being

turned down because of a shortage of publicly-funded places;

(b) condemns the short-sighted policies of this Australian Labor

Party (ALP) Government, which are destroying the science and

research potential of Australia by turning away qualified

students who are among the best and brightest in the country;

(c) calls on the Minister for Employment, Education and Training (Mr

Crean) to urgently explain why this ALP Government is only

funding 1 700 places when there are 6 700 highly qualified and

eligible postgraduate research students at Australian

universities;

(d) expresses disbelief that this ALP Government could only fund 100

extra postgraduate research grants in the 1995-96 Budget when

the unmet demand is so great; and

(e) warns that this serious shortfall in the number of postgraduate

awards on offer is only part a wider problem of inadequate

research funding under this ALP Government, which is hampering

postgraduate students in the conduct of their research work.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the funding for residents who live at Kew Cottages in

Melbourne has been repeatedly cut by the Victorian

Government to the point where parents of residents are

now mounting an action in the Supreme Court of Victoria

against the State Minister for Community Services (Mr

John),

(ii) this action commences on 23 June 1995, and

(iii) the initial response from the Victorian Government has

been to threaten either to further reduce funding to

Kew Cottages to cover the Government's legal costs or

to try to reclaim legal costs from individual parents

or the Parents Association; and

(b) calls on the Victorian Government to immediately increase its

support of residents at Kew Cottages and so remove the need for

parents to take legal action to secure a basic standard of

living for their sons and daughters.

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

Senate--

(a) congratulates the organisers of and participants in the

successful Greenpeace campaign to stop the Shell Oil Company

from sinking an oil storage platform in the North Atlantic;

(b) notes that:

(i) there were well-founded and grave fears about serious

environmental damage caused by toxic chemicals

remaining on the oil platform,

(ii) the campaign featured a strong community focus,

including a boycott on the purchase of Shell Oil

products which at its peak was costing the company over

$20 million per day, and

(iii) there is growing understanding that the "out of sight,

out of mind' policy of dumping at sea is no solution

for disposal of toxic waste; and

(c) calls on oil companies around the world to take account of the

Shell Oil decision before proceeding with similar dumpings in

the future.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the reported arrangement under which the Left's Senator

Childs is required by the Prime Minister (Mr Keating)

to surrender his membership of this chamber to Mr

George Campbell after serving only part of his next

term, if elected at the next federal election,

(ii) that, while Senator Childs' name will be on the ballot

paper, those who vote for him will really be electing

for the majority of his term a man whose name does not

appear on the ballot paper, and

(iii) with concern, that the constitutional requirements that

a Senate term be 6 years, under the present system, is

being subverted by a pre-arranged device that limits

the freedom of an elected Senator to fulfil his

constitutional duty; and

(b) regrets that Senator Childs has allowed the Prime Minister, who

has described this chamber as unrepresentative swill, to dictate

to him the conditions under which he is to act as a member of

this chamber and when he should leave it.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) whilst the formula for the emergency relief program is

based on the change in unemployment figures, statistics

from many centres show that unemployment benefit

beneficiaries comprise only one-third of those applying

for these funds, and

(ii) the Wesley Central Mission in Perth has run out of

money for needy families for the first time in 165

years because of the increased demand on its emergency

relief fund;

(b) calls on the Government to restore the funding to its emergency

relief program to the level for the 1994-95 financial year,

originally $19.5 million;

(c) requests that this level of funding obtain whilst the

investigation of the Australian Council of Social Services into

the formula for the emergency relief program announced by the

Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley) in the Senate on

22 June 1995 continues and until its findings are handed down;

and

(d) urges the Government to change the emergency relief program

formula to reflect the current increased demand on centres

distributing emergency relief funds.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the comment by Mr P P McGuinness in the Sydney Morning

Herald of 22 June 1995 that "while the Left [of the

Labor Party] talks about the importance of increasing

the proportion of women in Parliament, it is in general

the Right which actually succeeds in increasing its

female representation, while the Left is more concerned

with paying off its debts to its male power-brokers',

and

(ii) however, that neither the Left nor the Right has

provided adequate opportunities to women on their

merits to achieve parliamentary representation, so

exposing the Labor Party's window-dressing, tokenistic,

quota arrangements as a political stunt with no

substance;

(b) expresses its regret that the representation of women in the

Parliament as a whole continues to be inadequate; and

(c) commends the New South Wales Liberal Party for selecting

increasing numbers of women on their merits and without the need

for quotas, in both the federal and state political arenas.

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

(a) notes:

(i) that the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) has taken the

advice of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, "let me have men

about me that are fat', in arranging for Mr Beazley to

fill the gap left by Mr Howe to become his deputy,

(ii) the failure of Mr Hawke, before he was deposed by his

former deputy, Mr Keating, to accept Shakespeare's

further advice, "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look

... such men are dangerous'; and

(b) calls on Senator Ray to replace the weight-challenged Senator

Gareth Evans as Labor's candidate for the Lower House seat of

Holt and Senator Bob Collins to replace the light-weight Mr

Snowden as Labor candidate for the Northern Territory in order

to satisfy Shakespeare's admonition.

Senator Calvert, at the request of the Deputy Chair of the

ParliamentaryJoint Committee on Corporations and Securities (Senator

Gibson): To move on the next day of sitting--That the Parliamentary

Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities be authorised to hold a

public hearing during the sitting of the Senate on 28 June 1995 from

9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the purpose of taking evidence from witnesses

for the committee's inquiry into section 1316 of the Corporations Law.