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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- Senator Crowley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) condemns the Federal Opposition for the failure of its Leader, Mr Peacock, to formulate, articulate and promote policy;

(b) condemns the Federal Opposition for allowing people other than Party spokespeople to articulate and formulate its policy, and especially in allowing the former Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Stone, to speak for the Opposition on matters of taxation, and Professor Blainey on matters relating to immigration;

(c) condemns the Federal Opposition for creating its policies by stealth; and

(d) calls upon the Federal Opposition to be an honourable Opposition.

Senator Reid: To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Agents (Amendment) Ordinance 1984, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 49 of 1984 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Senator Jones: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate acknowledges the Hawke Labor Government's exceptional record in honouring its election promises, which to date include- (a) increasing housing commencements;

(b) introducing the deposit gap bridge assistance for first home buyers;

(c) extending supplementary rent assistance of up to $10 per week to welfare recipients;

(d) indexation of pensions;

(e) paying zone allowance to remote area beneficiaries;

(f) increasing benefits to young unemployed by $5;

(g) funding an extra $20 million for child care;

(h) enabling the establishment of 400 new child care projects;

(i) introducing Medicare-the fairest health scheme Australia has ever had;

(j) bolstering the Australian Institute of Sport;

(k) prohibiting mineral sand exports from Moreton Island;

(l) declaring the Great Barrier Reef a marine park;

(m) providing real incentives to the film industry;

(n) seeking closer ties with the ASEAN countries;

(o) increasing secondary school, university, college and technical college enrolments;

(p) stopping the Gordon-below-Franklin Dam and financially compensating Tasmania;

(q) acting on Aboriginal land rights;

(r) public funding of election campaigns;

(s) introduction of party donation disclosure;

(t) updating the Commonwealth Electoral Act;

(u) simplifying voting procedures for Senate elections;

(v) increasing legal aid;

(w) upgrading the Human Rights Commission;

(x) rewriting the Freedom of Information Act; and

(y) creating in Australia a spirit of national consensus, reconciliation and reconstruction.

Senator Missen: To move on the next day of sitting-That in view of- (a) the totally inadequate reporting by the Australian media of the positive and substantial activities of the Parliament and in particular the Senate and its committees;

(b) the need for the public to be advised promptly of the proceedings of this national Parliament; and

(c) the small distribution of daily and weekly Hansards of our proceedings,

the President and the Publications Committee be asked to consider and report to the Senate on the feasibility of increasing the numbers of persons who may be supplied with daily Hansards, from 10 to 100 for each Senator.

Senator Foreman: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate congratulates the Hawke Labor Government for its continuing commitment to honouring its 1983 election promises, including promises to- (a) convene a National Economic Summit;

(b) reduce inflation;

(c) reduce unemployment;

(d) reduce the deficit;

(e) restore growth to the economy;

(f) set up the Prices Surveillance Authority;

(g) update the Family Law Act;

(h) give the Commonwealth Bank a wider charter;

(i) retain an accelerated depreciation allowance;

(j) set up the Economic Planning Advisory Council;

(k) introduce legislation relating to the insurance industry;

(l) establish a local pools jobs scheme;

(m) review the petroleum products pricing policy;

(n) strengthen the Industries Assistance Commission;

(o) restructure the steel industry;

(p) reduce industrial disputes;

(q) restore centralised wage fixing;

(r) set up community works programs;

(s) establish roads employment programs;

(t) increase funding to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation;

(u) finance an independent foundation to assist public broadcasting;

(v) enact federal anti-discrimination legislation;

(w) introduce public service reforms;

(x) construct an Australian Museum; and

(y) review the 5-year Defence Plan.

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) notes the Australian Labor Party's (ALP) use of the Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen in its advertising campaign to give credibility to last year's National Economic Summit;

(b) notes that the Queensland Premier condemned the Summit and told the participants they were putting ''a noose around their neck'' and refused to sign the Summit communique;

(c) condemns the Summit and its off-shoot, the Economic Planning Advisory Council, as an ALP-controlled body with 9 out of its 15 members being ALP puppets, dedicated to legitimising ALP policies; and

(d) condemns the ALP for misleading advertising in its use of the Queensland Premier.

Senator Townley: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) recognising that the present Hawke Socialist Government is a very big spending Government;

(b) aware that big spending and big taxes must go hand-in-hand if Australia is to avoid getting even further in debt to overseas banking organisations;

(c) convinced that Australia is already too far in debt for the good of future generations;

(d) further aware that Australia is spending almost as much on its national debt interest as it is on defence; and

(e) recognising that if returned, the present Government will soon be forced to introduce massive tax increases on top of those that have already been imposed,

calls on the Prime Minister, Mr Hawke, to come clean about his taxation plans, because to vote for him without a taxation statement is likely to lead to the imposition of taxes at a rate never before contemplated in Australia, and possibly upon such things as family land and even family homes, and other ''hip-pocket'' areas just as iniquitous.

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) condemns the Federal Government for mismanaging the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) budget allocations;

(b) expresses its alarm over the Federal Government's enforced stoppage of CSIRO's research on water-bombing bushfires from the air, instituted in 1980 by the Fraser Government;

(c) considers the $1.2 million needed to complete the water-bombing project is a small sum to pay in light of the devastation wreaked across Australia during bushfire seasons;

(d) is alarmed about this prevailing attitude of the Federal Government so soon after the Ash-Wednesday tragedies;

(e) is also concerned about the Federal Government's attitude to continued funding of this project, when current forecasts are predicting that Sydney and its environs could be facing the worst bushfire threats for 10 years;

(f) notes also the concern of firefighters in Canberra about the dangers facing the Australian Capital Territory in the coming season, because of the unusually high level of plant and grass growth following the recent high rainfalls; and

(g) urges the Federal Government yet again to urgently review its priorities in research.

Senator Peter Rae: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate condemns the Hawke Labor Government for breaking more than 120 election promises within the first 18 months of government and for introducing into Australia a deceptive program of socialism by stealth.