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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

The Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction (Senator

Schacht): 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:

Australian Federal Police Amendment Bill 1995

Bounty Legislation Amendment Bill 1995

Commonwealth Bank Sale Bill 1995

Customs Tariff Bill 1995

Customs Tariff Legislation Amendment Bill 1995

Employment Services Amendment Bill 1995

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995

Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Transfer of Assets and

Abolition) Bill 1995

Income Tax (Franking Deficit) Amendment Bill 1995

Income Tax (Deficit Deferral) Amendment Bill 1995

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Carer Pension and Other

Measures) Bill 1995

Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill

1995

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance)

Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1995

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Legislation Amendment Bill

1995

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1995.

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

motion.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) 23 October 1995 is National Breast Cancer Day,

(ii) breast cancer remains the most common cause of

cancer-related deaths in women in Australia, with one

in every fifteen women, or more than 7 500 women,

likely to develop breast cancer in Australia each year,

(iii) each year more than 2 600 women die from breast cancer,

this means that 7 Australian women die each day from

breast cancer,

(iv) in Victoria, one in every fourteen women develops

breast cancer during her life, which translates into 1

600 Victorian women developing breast cancer each year

and 620 Victorian women dying from breast cancer each

year,

(v) there is no known cause of breast cancer and therefore,

at present, there is no way of preventing breast

cancer, and

(vi) while early detection is the best weapon against breast

cancer and therefore the national screening program for

early detection of breast cancer is important, it is

not the solution to the problem, as early detection is

of little use unless research is undertaken into the

causes and optimum treatment of breast cancer; and

(b) calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to ensure that

research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer is

funded appropriately and that medical management of women with

breast cancer is co-ordinated and patient-oriented.

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

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

No. 1--That Locally Engaged Staff Determination 1995/24, made under

section 82D of the Public Service Act 1922, be disallowed.

No. 2--That the Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection

Regulations (Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1995 No. 257

and made under the Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act

1985, be disallowed.

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

motion.

Senator Calvert, at the request of Senator Reid: To move on the next day

of sitting--That the Senate--

(a) notes that 23 October 1995 is National Breast Cancer Day;

(b) deplores the fact that an average of 6 women still die from

breast cancer in Australia each day;

(c) is concerned to ensure that enhanced education and health

programs raise awareness of the necessity for individuals to

monitor their vulnerability to this disease on a regular basis

after initial testing;

(d) recognises the critical importance of on-going research into the

causes, the means of detection, prevention, treatment and cure

of breast cancer; and

(e) notes that, as the population ages, the incidence of breast

cancer in the community, with its attendant personal and social

toll, will increase.

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

calls on the Australian Government to lobby all states, particularly the

nuclear weapons states, to take steps to achieve the abolition of

nuclear weapons, and in particular to--

(a) initiate in 1995, and conclude by the year 2000, negotiations on

a nuclear weapons abolition convention that requires the phased

elimination of all nuclear weapons within a time-bound

framework, with provision for effective verification and

enforcement;

(b) immediately make an unconditional pledge not to use or threaten

to use nuclear weapons;

(c) rapidly complete a truly comprehensive test ban treaty with a

zero threshold and with the stated purpose of precluding nuclear

weapons development by all states;

(d) cease producing and deploying new and additional nuclear weapons

systems and commence withdrawing and disabling deployed nuclear

weapons systems;

(e) prohibit the military and commercial production and reprocessing

of all weapons-useable radioactive materials;

(f) subject all weapons-useable radioactive materials and nuclear

facilities in all states to international accounting, monitoring

and safeguards, and establish a public international registry of

all weapons-useable radioactive materials;

(g) prohibit nuclear weapons research, design, development and

testing through laboratory experiments, including but not

limited to non-nuclear hydrodynamic explosions and computer

simulations, subject all nuclear weapons laboratories to

international monitoring, and close all nuclear test sites;

(h) create additional nuclear weapons-free zones such as those

established by the treaties of Tlatelolco and Rarotonga;

(i) recognise and declare the illegality of threat or use of nuclear

weapons, publicly and before the World Court;

(j) establish an international treaty agency to promote and support

the development of sustainable and environmentally-safe energy

sources; and

(k) create mechanisms to ensure the participation of citizens and

non-Government organisations in planning and monitoring the

process of nuclear weapons abolition.

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

(a) support any move to locate the sunken vessel HMAS Sydney;

(b) accept that, regardless of the outcome, surviving family members

of those who lost their lives on HMAS Sydney are owed the

consideration of a full-scale public search for the vessel;

(c) support:

(i) public efforts to raise money to assist in locating the

wreck,

(ii) the funding and co-ordination of a suitable

commemorative service for those who lost their lives on

HMAS Sydney, should the vessel be located, and

(iii) the erection of a suitable memorial in Canberra to

commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney in accordance with

the wishes of surviving family members;

(d) introduce a bill for an Act of Parliament to protect the wreck

from being dived upon other than for purposes of official

identification and which provides substantial penalties for

transgressions of the Act; and

(e) ask the British Government to consider lifting the 70-year

moratorium on releasing its war file on the sinking of the HMAS

Sydney so that the relatives of the 645 sailors who lost their

lives in that fatality may finally know the full facts and the

circumstances of the sinking.

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

acknowledges that the implementation of Working Nation in Tasmania has

largely been responsible for--

(a) reducing unemployment from 10.8 per cent to 9.6 per cent during

the period since its inception;

(b) returning 1 400 long-term unemployed back into the work force;

and

(c) accounting for contact with over 10 500 case-managed clients.

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

Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) 23 October 1995 is being marked by Tamil Australians as

a day of mourning, and

(ii) a vigil on the lawns of Parliament House marks the

continuing Tamil civilian deaths and destruction of

their villages and towns at the hands of the Sri Lankan

army of occupation;

(b) expresses concern regarding the failure of the Sri Lankan

Government to ensure that essential food and services are

provided to civilians who are dispossessed and endangered by the

military activity of the Government;

(c) calls on the Australian Government to call on the Sri Lankan

Government to end its military approach, lift the blockade on

essential supplies and, under international supervision,

negotiate with all parties (including the Liberation Tigers of

Tamil Eelam) a political solution recognising the legitimate

aspirations of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

Notices of motion withdrawn:

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of intention given on 19 October

1995, withdrew Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 standing in

his name for 2 sitting days after today for the disallowance of

DeterminationHS/1/1995 made under subsection 3C(1) of the Health

Insurance Act 1973.

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

(Senator Colston), pursuant to notice of intention given on 19 October

1995, withdrew Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in

his name for 6 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations (Amendment), as

contained in Statutory Rules 1995 No. 137 and made under the

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.