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NOTICES OF MOTION

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Sir John Carrick): That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That, unless otherwise ordered, the Senate, at its rising on Thursday, 25 November 1982, adjourn till Tuesday, 7 December 1982, at fifteen minutes to two p.m.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button):

No. 1-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate calls on the Government to substantially increase funds for housing by: (a) ensuring that the number of new dwellings to be built in the 1982-83 financial year will exceed the present estimate of 118 000;

(b) ideally making the 1982-83 target 160 000 new dwellings; and

(c) discarding policies which have meant that since 1980 the number of new dwellings has been 80 000 below the real demand.

No. 2-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate: (a) expresses its concern that the Government, by implication, continues to foster the proposal for establishment of a sugar industry in the Ord River region in Western Australia;

(b) draws to the attention of the Government the damage the canvassing of this proposal is causing to the existing industry in northern New South Wales and Queensland;

(c) calls on the Government to state unequivocally that it will not approve investment from foreign sources in cane farming on the Ord; and

(d) demands this action to prevent further instability in one of Australia's important export industries.

No. 3-That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate: (a) expresses its dismay at the fact that the Government continues to return only 17 per cent of fuel taxes for State roadworks; and

(b) notes: (i) the disclosure by the New South Wales Minister for Roads, Mr Whelan, that grants to his State for national roads between now and 1988 will be one thousand million dollars less than has been claimed by the Federal Minister for Transport and Construction,

(ii) other indications that the scale of roadworks promised by the Federal Minister for Transport and Construction have been wildly exaggerated, and

(iii) the prospect of even further delay in upgrading important national roads such as the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and Cairns.

Senator Evans: That, on the next day of sitting, he would move-That the Senate, further to its Resolutions of 23 September and 14 October 1982- (1) Directs the Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney), representing the Acting Attorney- General, and the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle), representing the Treasurer, to deliver as soon as possible to the Hon. Sir John Minogue, Q.C., of 13 Millicent Avenue, Toorak, Victoria, formerly Justice (1962- 70) and Chief Justice (1970-74) of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea and the Victorian Law Reform Commissioner (1977-82), copies of the papers relating to tax avoidance and evasion identified in sub-paragraphs (i) to (xiv) of the Resolution of 23 September 1982, subject only to the deletion from such papers of the names and identifying characteristics of persons to the extent necessary to satisfy the requirements of section 16 of the Income Tax Assessment Act.

(2) Requests Sir John Minogue to edit such papers, after appropriate consultation with the Solicitor-General and the Crown Solicitor, so as to ensure the deletion therefrom of any material the publication of which would in his opinion prejudice the outcome of legal proceedings which have been, or may be, instituted against those alleged to have been involved in tax evasion or avoidance schemes.

(3) Directs Senators Chaney and Dame Margaret Guilfoyle to lay on the Table, as soon as possible, such papers in the form in which they have been edited by Sir John Minogue.