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NOTICES

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

(a) notes:

(i) the establishment of a Senate inquiry by the Foreign

Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee into

the consular services available to Australians abroad,

including an investigation of foreign judicial

proceedings involving Australians,

(ii) the predicament of an Australian academic, Dr John

Flynn, held in detention without trial since June 1994

in Tihar Jail, New Delhi, India, under what is

reputably claimed to be a "trumped-up' coin smuggling

charge, and

(iii) the precarious medical condition of 59-year-old Dr

Flynn, who is presently under guard in intensive care

in a nearby hospital;

(b) calls on the Australian Government to take urgent action to

secure the release of Dr Flynn pending a proper resolution of

this matter; and

(c) draws the case of Dr Flynn to the attention of the Senate

inquiry.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans): To move on the

next day of sitting--That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for

an Act to amend the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Act 1995.

Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans): 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 Customs

and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995.

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

(a) supports:

(i) the inclusion on the agenda of the 50th session of the

General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) of an item

dealing with the issue of representation of Taiwan in

the UN, as an affirmation of the UN Charter, and

(ii) the establishment of a special UN committee to analyse

the current implications and future ramifications of

the preclusion of the 21 million people in Taiwan from

contributing to, and availing themselves of, all the

benefits deriving from membership in the UN and its

affiliated agencies; and

(b) recognises the success of Taiwan as a model of economic

development and peaceful democratisation in the Asia Pacific.

The Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator West):

To move on the next day of sitting--That the time for the presentation

of the report of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition (Broadcasting and Tobacco Advertising

Legislation) Amendment Bill 1994 be extended to 26 October 1995.

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional References Committee (Senator

Ellison): To move on the next day of sitting--That the time for the

presentation of the report of the Legal and Constitutional References

Committee on the application and interpretation of the third paragraph

of section 53 of the Constitution be extended to 19 October 1995.

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

(a) condemns the Australian Labor Party Carr Government in New South

Wales for breaking key election promises on roads, health and

State taxes;

(b) notes that the Carr Labor Government has entirely lost the trust

of the people of New South Wales after a mere 5 months in office

as a number of major election promises has been broken or

withdrawn;

(c) joins with the residents of western Sydney in expressing disgust

that the specific Carr election promise to lift the tolls on the

M4 and M5 motorways has been broken;

(d) condemns the announcement on the weekend of 26-27 August 1995 by

the New South Wales Minister for Roads (Mr Knight) that the Carr

Government will break another election pledge by imposing a toll

on the Eastern Distributor to Sydney Airport;

(e) notes the new-found enthusiasm for tollways of the New South

Wales Premier (Mr Carr); and

(f) calls on Mr Carr to authorise the construction of Motorway

Pacific as an urgent priority, given the deplorable condition

and safety record of the Pacific Highway in northern New South

Wales.

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

Senate--

(a) deplores the action of the State Law and Order Restoration

Council of Burma in refusing a visa to Ms Supatra Masdit, a

member of the Parliament of Thailand;

(b) notes that the purpose of Ms Masdit's visit was to have been to

record a message from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to be played at the

United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing;

(c) expresses its outrage at this limitation on Daw Aung San Suu

Kyi's freedoms when she is reputedly free; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to do all within its power in

the forthcoming General Assembly of the United Nations to ensure

that freedom and democracy are restored in Burma.

Senator Jones, at the request of the Chair of the Select Committee on

Unresolved Whistleblower Cases (Senator Murphy): To move on the next day

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

Select Committee on Unresolved Whistleblower Cases be extended to 27

September 1995.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the record promise-breaking New South Wales Labor

Government has gone back on recent undertakings by

cancelling the $1.3 million funding for 1995 of

Sydney's Earth Exchange Museum, effectivelycausing the

museum to close its doors,

(ii) with a history spanning more than 120 years, the

Geological and Mining Museum was redeveloped in the

1980s by the State Labor Government into the Earth

Exchange Museum as a joint initiative with the mining

industry at a cost of nearly $20 million, of which some

$16.6 million was provided by the Government, with the

rest coming from industry, and

(iii) the Earth Exchange has become a dynamic interactive

museum about geology, mining, energy and the

environment and now attracts over 100 000 visitors each

year, of whom 25 000 are students, to experience its

exciting exhibitions and world class mineral

collections, and to participate in its innovative

education and public programs; and

(b) regrets that this successful and highly regarded museum, which

in July 1995 was used by the Federal Minister for the

Environment,Sport and Territories (Senator Faulkner) for his

launch of a program to promote environmentally-friendly mining

practices, is now being destroyed by the New South Wales Labor

Government.

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

Senate--

(a) congratulates the organisers of the Indonesia and Region

Conflict Resolution Conference held in Darwin between 25 and 29

July 1995;

(b) further congratulates them for the excellent

photographicexhibition depicting Australian operations in East

Timor during World War II;

(c) notes, with great concern, the continuing violation of the most

fundamental human rights by the Indonesian Government in East

Timor, West Papua and Indonesia; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to cease all military

co-operation with Indonesia and to halt all arms sales to that

country.