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Notices of Motion were given, as follows-- Senator Evans: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution in relation to the duration of the House of Representatives, the holding of elections for the Senate and House of Representatives, disagreement between the Houses with respect to proposed laws and the appointment, and the termination of the appointment, of Ministers of State, to be cited as the Constitution Alteration (Fixed Term Parliaments) 1981.

Senator McLaren: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--That the Senate--

(a) concurs with the statement, on 6 November 1981, by the Liberal Premier of South Australia, Mr Tonkin, that under his management the construction industry in South Australia is in a very depressed state, and has been hit harder than any other State of the Commonwealth;

(b) as a States House, expresses its grave concern that the Tonkin Liberal Government has taken no action in the past twelve months to correct the problems besetting the construction industry in South Australia as outlined in Clauses (e) and (f) of General Business, Notice of Motion No. 5, given in the Senate on 26 November 1980 by Senator McLaren; and

(c) calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate steps to rescue South Australia from the serious financial problems that have been inflicted upon it by the Tonkin Liberal Government during its two years of office.

Senator Lewis: That, five sitting days after today, he would move--That the Money Lenders (Amendment) Ordinance 1981, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 22 of 1981 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Senator Lewis, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.