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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Bolkus: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate- (a) notes that the growth of employment in South Australia between August 1979 and August 1982 has been a mere 1800 out of a total Australian employment growth of approximately 300 000 for the same period;

(b) notes that, with more than nine per cent of the Australian workforce, South Australia has had a mere half of one per cent of the increase in employment in Australia in this period;

(c) notes that in 33 consecutive months from January 1980 South Australia has had the highest unemployment level of all mainland States;

(d) notes that this period covers the term of the Tonkin Liberal Government, whose policies have contributed overwhelmingly towards making South Australia the State of hibernation; and

(e) expresses its concern at the misleading propaganda campaign once again embarked upon by the Liberal Party to deceive the people of South Australia as to the real levels of employment and unemployment in that State.

Senator Evans: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That: (a) there is no foundation for the claim of legal professional privilege made by the Commonwealth Crown Solicitor in relation to the production to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts of certain documents relating to medical fraud; and

(b) the Committee should require the Crown Solicitor to produce, if necessary on a confidential basis, the documents in question.

Senator McLaren: No. 1-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate notes from the policy speech of the Premier of South Australia, Mr Tonkin , his lack of confidence in the South Australian Liberal Members of Federal Parliament to take his submissions to the Federal Government and, due to this lack of confidence, his announced intention to locate a representative in Canberra in an endeavour to establish a closer relationship with Ministers, senior officials, Statutory Board members and their senior personnel.

No. 2-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate congratulates the Leader of the Opposition in South Australia, Mr John Bannon, for his undertakings: (a) that an incoming Labor Government will issue inflation -proof Treasury- guaranteed debentures to direct up to $10 million in private sector funds to assist in the recovery of the ailing State housing industry;

(b) that first home buyers under a Labor Government would save up to $300 with the lifting of the Stamp Duty exemption from $30 000 to $40 000-an undertaking given on Monday, 18 October 1982;

(c) to also assist first home buyers with a deposit gap assistance scheme which would administer low interest, means-tested loans and give young couples access to an ordinary commercial loan;

(d) that a Labor Government will establish a South Australian enterprise fund to assist expansion of industry in South Australia, as well as arresting the flight of industry from that State which has been occurring at an alarming rate since the election of the Tonkin Government in 1979; and

(e) to establish a small business corporation to act as a one-stop-shop for small business, raise the exemption level on payroll tax and improve the access of small business to finance at a reasonable cost.