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FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE REFERENCES COMMITTEE--VARIATION OF
REFERENCE

Senator Panizza, at the request of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs,

Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Woods) and pursuant to

notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--Thatthe

order of the Senate of 29 June 1995 referring a matter to the Foreign

Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee be modified as follows:

Omit all words after "report" and substitute the following words:

"by 31 October 1995:

(a) the importance for Australia's interests of a Comprehensive

Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and non-proliferation of nuclear

weapons; and

(b) Australia's role, policies and performance in achieving a CTBT

and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, with particular

reference to:

(i) the recently-announced French decision to renew nuclear

tests at Mururoa Atoll,

(ii) nuclear weapons development on the Korean peninsula,

(iii) China's current nuclear weapons testing program, and

(iv) Australia's negotiations in the Conference on

Disarmament in pursuing a CTBT and other treaties

relating to nuclear weapons disarmament".

Question put and passed.