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NOTICES

Notices of motion withdrawn: Senator O'Chee, at the request of the Chair

of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator

Colston) and pursuant to notice of intention given on 21 September 1995,

withdrew Business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1, 2, 3 and 4

standing in the name of Senator Colston for this day for the

disallowance of the following instruments:

Casino Control (Amendment) Ordinance 1995, Territory of Christmas

Island Ordinance No. 2 of 1995 made under the Christmas Island Act

1958.

Petroleum Products Freight Subsidy Scheme Amendment No. 95/03, made

under section 4 of the States Grants (Petroleum Products) Act 1965.

Determination of Technical Standard Notice TN2 of 1995, TS-024-1995

"Broadcaster Interface", made under section 246 of the

Telecommunications Act 1991.

Civil Aviation Orders, Part 105 AD/AB3/65 Amdt 1, made under the Civil

Aviation Act 1988.

Notices of motion:

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

sitting--

(1) That the routine of business for Monday, 13 November 1995 and

Thursday, 23 November 1995, being days on which estimates

hearings have been scheduled, shall be:

(a) Questions

(b) Petitions

(c) Notices of motion

(d) Postponement and re-arrangement of business

(e) Discovery of formal business

(f) Any proposal to debate a matter of public importance or

of urgency

(g) Adjournment.

(2) The procedures for the adjournment specified in the sessional

order of 2 February 1994 relating to the times of sitting and

routine of business shall apply in respect of paragraph 1(g) of

this order.

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 26 October 1995.

Senator O'Chee, at the request of the Chair of the Economics References

Committee (Senator Ferguson): To move on the next day of sitting--That

the time for the presentation of the report of the Economics References

Committee on the proposed Eastlink high voltage powerline be extended to

30 November 1995.

Senator O'Chee, at the request of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs,

Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Woods): To move on the

next day of sitting--That the time for the presentation of the reports

of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee on

Australia's relations with the People's Republic of China and on matters

relating to the crash of the Nomad aircraft A18-401 and the death of

RAAF Flight Lieutenant Glen Donovan be extended to the last day of

sitting in 1995.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) Australia's largest company, the Broken Hill

Proprietary Co. Ltd (BHP), has actively participated in

legislation designed to shield BHP from the due process

of law and to stop Papua New Guinean (PNG) land-holders

having access to the law to claim compensation for the

environmental damage caused by BHP's Ok Tedi mine

operations,

(ii) the legislation prohibits the making of compensation

claims, giving evidence, providing legal representation

and other assistance for such claims and that the

legislation makes it a criminal offence to do any of

these things, and

(iii) BHP's actions are contrary to basic standards of

ethical corporate behaviour, are likely to severely

damage Australia's reputation abroad and retard the

further development of the PNG economy which, to be

successful, must rest on respect for property rights

and the rule of law; and

(b) calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans)

to withdraw his apparent support for "crunching' compensation

claims and instead suggest to both BHP and the PNG Government

that the proposed legislation should not proceed and that the

normal legal process should be allowed to run its course.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) the Heart Politics Conference currently being held in

northern New South Wales has brought together people

from across Australia, New Zealand and the United

States of America under the banner of "Personal

Integrity in Social Change', and

(ii) under this theme the conference participants are

exploring the interconnection of our religious and

spiritual beliefs with the work we do to improve our

communities; and

(b) calls on honourable Senators to consider how they bring their

own beliefs and values to bear on their duties as members of

this Parliament.

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

Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) the spectacular forest rally held in Western Australia

on 24 September 1995 which drew a crowd estimated to be

between 10 000 and 20 000 people,

(ii) that these thousands of people used their own bodies in

a spectacular display to highlight the continuing

illogical destruction of Australia's precious native

forests, and

(iii) the gigantic message, spelt out using thousands of

umbrellas brought by participants to the Perth

Esplanade, proclaiming "Keating, Court, Listen!'; and

(b) calls on State and Federal Governments to respond to the strong

feelings of the community on this matter that it will no longer

accept the politicisation of and opting out of the

responsibility to protect Australia's remaining old-growth

forests and put in place a transition strategy for the timber

industry.