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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator McLaren: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-

That the Senate- (a) expresses its grave concern at the continued increase in the number of unemployed persons in South Australia, which the February 1982 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures now reveal as being 50 600, or 8.2%, of the State's estimated labour force;

(b) is in full agreement with the statement of the Leader of the Opposition in South Australia, Mr Bannon, that the unemployment situation in South Australia is now at crisis point; and

(c) calls upon the Liberal Premier of South Australia, Mr Tonkin, to take urgent action to honour his election promises of 1979 and immediately decrease the number of persons unemployed.

Senator Macklin: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move- That the Senate is of the opinion that- (a) universities best perform their role in society if they possess substantial autonomy, particularly in academic decision making;

(b) the proper role of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission is to provide the Commonwealth Government with independent and expert advice on tertiary education matters;

(c) the nature of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission should not be changed in any way which would further restrict the autonomy of universities or detract from their role in the international scholastic community; and

(d) triennial recurrent funding of universities should be maintained and the practice of triennial funding for capital and equipment grants in universities re-established.

Senator Robertson: That (contingent on the President proceeding to the placing of business on Thursday, 18 March 1982) he would move-That so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Jessop from moving forthwith General Business, Notice of Motion No. 55, standing in the name of Senator Jessop and relating to the appointment of a Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing.