Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

NOTICES

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

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

No. 1--That the Plant Breeder's Rights Regulations (Amendment), as

contained in Statutory Rules 1995 No. 290 and made under the Plant

Breeder's Rights Act 1994, be disallowed.

No. 2--That the Air Navigation (Aircraft Engine Emissions) Regulations

(Amendment), as contained in Statutory Rules 1995 No. 277 and made

under the Air Navigation Act 1920, be disallowed.

No. 3--That the Lotteries Commission Act (W.A.)(C.I.) (Amendment)

Ordinance 1995, Territory of Christmas Island Ordinance No. 4 of 1995

made under the Christmas Island Act 1958, be disallowed.

No. 4--That the Occupational Health and Safety (Asbestos) Ordinance

1995, Territory of Christmas Island Ordinance No. 5 of 1995 made under

the Christmas Island Act 1958, be disallowed.

No. 5--That the Occupational Health and Safety (Asbestos) Ordinance

1995, Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Ordinance No. 3 of 1995

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

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

motion.

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

(a) notes that 30 November 1995 is St Andrew's Day, a proud day for

the people of Scotland and for the hundreds of thousands of

people of Scottish descent who have settled throughout the

world;

(b) remembers:

(i) with pride, the contribution that people of Scottish

heritage have made to Australia over the past 200

years,

(ii) the courage of families, bearing names such as

McLachlan, McTaggart and Angus, who pioneered the

development of some of Australia's more remote areas,

experiencing the harshest of climatic conditions, and

(iii) the outstanding contribution that people of Scottish

descent have made as leaders of the Federal Parliament;

and

(c) notes that:

(i) since Federation, Australia has been led by Prime

Ministers of Scottish descent for half of that period

of time, and

(ii) those fine leadership characteristics are continuing

through the efforts of Senators such as Senators

Macdonald, Campbell, Kemp, MacGibbon, Watson, Reid,

Troeth and Ferguson, to name but a few.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot): To move on the

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

an Act to alter the Constitution so that proportional representation

shall be the method of choosing senators. Constitution Alteration

(Proportional Representation in the Senate) Bill 1995.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot): To move on the

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

an Act to alter the Constitution in relation to disagreement between the

Houses of the Parliament over a proposed law appropriating revenue or

moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government. Constitution

Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the

Government) Bill 1995.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot): To move on the

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

an Act to alter the Constitution in relation to the duration of the

House of Representatives and the holding of elections for the Senate and

the House of Representatives. Constitution Alteration (Fixed Term

Parliaments) Bill 1995.

Senator Lees: To move on the second Tuesday of the 1996 autumn

sittings--That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to

amend the Privacy Act 1988 to extend the application of the Act to the

private sector, expand the number and coverage of the Information

Privacy Principles and for related purposes. Privacy Amendment Bill

1996.

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

(a) notes:

(i) the involvement of Mr Warren Anderson in an

extraordinary property transaction in Cairns with the

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Public Service Pension Fund that

earned Mr Anderson a $7 million profit in 4 weeks and

which is now subject to official enquiries in PNG by

the Auditor-General, the Finance Department and the

Ombudsman,

(ii) that Mr Anderson is involved in a proposal to develop a

new $100 million government headquarters in Port

Moresby, with the land to be provided by the Prime

Minister's (Sir Julius Chan) Peoples Progress Party,

and

(iii) that Mr Anderson was involved in the controversial $170

million Northern Territory Parliament House development

as project manager; and

(b) calls on the Keating Government to give an assurance that no

Australian taxpayers' money has been, or is to be, spent as a

result of any improper actions relating to any of these

projects.