Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document

NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Messner: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate recognises the importance to South Australia of the new Adelaide Railway Station re-development project and in so doing- (a) notes the foresight of the Tonkin Liberal Government in authorising a consortium headed by Mr Patrick Pak Poy to undertake planning for this project in 1981;

(b) notes that, as a result of this foresight, this project will generate an estimated 2600 jobs during the construction phase and more that 3000 when completed;

(c) congratulates Mr Pak Poy for his successful negotiations; and

(d) acknowledges the wisdom of the South Australian Government in continuing the good work of the Tonkin Liberal Government.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes that the Bannon Labor Government has adopted the Adelaide Railway Station re-development project initiated by the Tonkin Liberal Government;

(b) notes that the Hawke Labor Government refuses to adopt the Alice Springs-Darwin rail link project initiated by the Fraser Liberal Government; and

(c) condemns the Hawke Labor Government for not adopting the practices of the Bannon Labor Government in following through with projects designed to provide real and lasting jobs for Australians.

Senator Foreman: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Federal Government on its recent initiatives in the housing area;

(b) notes that the recent surge of activity in the home building industry is directly attributable to these initiatives; and

(c) recognises that the present Government has done more to assist the housing and construction industry in its first 7 months of office than the Fraser Government did in 7 years.

Senator Boswell: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Prime Minister for- (a) making statements during his recent trip to Queensland which: (i) cannot be substantiated in relation to Queensland's spending programs, and

(ii) demeaned the Office of Prime Minister by making unsubstantiated allegations;

(b) damaging Commonwealth-Queensland relations by making allegations in regard to the Community Employment Program; and

(c) attempting to create an atmosphere of uncertainty where there is strong confidence in the Queensland economy.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That, in view of the fact that the Queensland Government has Supply until mid-December 1983, the Prime Minister, the Queensland Leader of the Opposition, and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Labor Party be condemned for- (a) perpetrating false statements in relation to Queensland's economic stability;

(b) attempting to fabricate a constitutional crisis on the same issue;

(c) attempting to embroil the Office of Queensland Governor in political affairs; and

(d) unnecessarily causing concern amongst Queensland Government employees, suppliers and contractors.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Queensland Government for maintaining and ensuring that Queenslanders pay less tax than other Australians; and

(b) recognizes that Queenslanders do not pay State gift taxes, death duties, road permit fees, a State tobacco tax, or State fuel tax, and have the highest exemption level for payroll tax and the lowest third-party insurance premiums in Australia.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) deplores the Medicare advertisement being run by the Federal Labor Government which says ''a better deal for Queensland'';

(b) notes that this is inaccurate as Queensland is being short-changed $22 million in 1983-84 and $50 million in 1984-85 under Medicare funding arrangements;

(c) condemns the Federal Labor Government for the imposition of a 1 per cent health tax on all Queenslanders which hitherto had access to free public medical and hospital services; and

(d) recognises that under Medicare there is not a better deal for Queensland.

Senator Collard: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) congratulates the Queensland Government on its $44 billion worth of over $1 million projects either under construction or in the planning stages as at 30 April 1983;

(b) recognises that this reflects the confidence in Queensland's economy; and

(c) condemns Federal Labor Ministers for attacks on the buoyant Queensland economy in an attempt to overshadow poor economic management in the Labor controlled States.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) condemns Government Ministers for wantonly and inaccurately mis- representing the true financial standing of Queensland;

(b) notes that Queensland's accumulated deficit in the Consolidated Revenue Fund since 1859 is only $769 000; and

(c) congratulates the Premier of Queensland for his excellent management of Queensland's economy, which makes it the most progressive and successful State in mainland Australia.

Senator Jones: No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate expresses its disgust at the dishonest and desperate claims by the National Party and the outgoing Queensland Premier that the Queensland economy is prospering when- (a) previously viable companies are retrenching thousands of workers;

(b) the coal industry is stagnant due to the failure of that Government to encourage market diversity when the value of engineering and construction projects has experienced such a severe and continuing decline;

(c) unemployment in Queensland has been above the national average for most of this year and is expected to climb higher;

(d) employment has been down every month this year on the corresponding month last year; and

(e) there has been such a dramatic slump in construction and engineering that more than 9000 jobs are likely to be lost in the near future.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) strongly deplores the dictatorial and undemocratic methods employed by the Queensland Premier in the conduct of the Queensland Parliament, which has been rendered virtually irrelevant in the running of the State;

(b) condemns the contempt for parliamentary processes by the National Party under Mr Bjelke-Petersen's leadership; and

(c) deplores the determination of the Queensland Premier and his National Party to so abuse the institution of Parliament that it is no longer an effective forum for elected members.

No. 3-To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate urge the Government to- (a) prohibit future sales of rural land in the Territories to foreign interests and instead, substitute a system of limited leasehold; and

(b) negotiate with the State Governments to adopt similar leasehold policies in respect of foreign ownership of rural land.