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NOTICE OF MOTION

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button), by leave, gave a Notice of Motion, as follows--That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That the Select Committee, established by Resolution of the Senate, on the future of the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg and the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo, be known as the Select Committee on the Government Clothing and Ordnance Factories.

(2) That the Committee consist of four Senators, as follows:

(a) two to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate; (b) one to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; and (c) one to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Democrats.

(3) That the Committee proceed to the despatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(4) That the Chairman of the Committee be appointed by and from the members of the Committee.

(5) That the Chairman of the Committee may, from time to time, appoint another member of the Committee to be the Deputy-Chairman of the Committee, and that the member so appointed act as Chairman of the Committee at any time when there is no Chairman or the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the Committee.

(6) That, in the event of an equality of voting, the Chairman, or the Deputy-Chairman when acting as Chairman, have a casting vote.

(7) That two members of the Committee be necessary to constitute a meeting of the Committee for the exercise of its powers.

(8) That the Committee have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations it may deem fit.

(9) That the Committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the Committee with the approval of the President.

(10) That the Committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

(11) That, except where the Committee by vote otherwise decides, its hearings of evidence be open to the public.

(12) That the Committee report to the Senate by the first sitting day in November 1981 on the future of the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo, and as soon as possible on the future of the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg.

(13) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Committee has completed its report, the Committee may send its report to the President, of the Senate or, if the President is not available, to the Deputy-President, who is authorised to give directions for its printing and circulation and, in such event, the President or Deputy-President shall lay the report upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(14) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.