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Notices of Motion were given, as follows-

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate expresses its concern at the Government's failure to deal with the housing crisis and notes:

(a) the increase in the cost of building materials last month was the highest for seven months;

(b) the Government's proposed sales tax legislation, if enacted, would add further to building costs;

(c) the list of applicants for housing commission accommodation is now more than 30 per cent longer than 18 months ago;

(d) Federal Government allocations for welfare housing are now only one-third of those being made when the Fraser Government came to power;

(e) the States are receiving only one-eighth of the amount they were getting for housing six years ago; and

(f) expert forecasts that housing interest rates will be contained by the Government until after the Victorian elections on 3 April.

Senator Harradine: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That, pursuant to Standing Order 358, there be laid upon the Table a document containing specific details of the Government's proposed amendments to industrial legislation referred to in the Ministerial Statement given in the Senate on 16 February 1982, such details having been supplied by the Minister for Industrial Relations to interest groups but not to the Parliament.