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NOTICES

Senator Reid: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) take note of the draft Australian Capital Territory Children's Services Ordinance;

(b) condemns the provision which requires groups such as Brownies, Cubs, ballet classes, Little Athletics, the Girls' Brigade, Sunday schools, calisthenics groups, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), theatre groups and similar children's groups, to be registered and then to apply for an exemption from the application of the Ordinance; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to delete that provision from the draft Ordinance.

Senator Vigor: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) notes that the Governor-General's Address at the opening of the 33rd Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia on 21 April 1983, included the sentence: ""My Government is committed to bringing self-government to the Australian Capital Territory'';

(b) recalls the public speculation in May 1985 by the Minister for Territories (Mr Scholes) that the self-government legislation would be introduced and passed in the 1985 Budget session;

(c) notes that single-member districts have never been used in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) elections since the inception of the Advisory Council in 1930, and that every public inquiry into ACT self-government has recommended the continued use of proportional representation; and

(d) calls upon the Federal Government to raise the Australian Capital Territory Council Bill 1986 from the bottom of the legislative scrap-heap for debate without further delay, unless this is the manner in which the Government prefers to acknowledge publicly that its actions in relation to ACT self-government have been ""a sham'' from the start.

Senator Walters: To move on the next day of sitting-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Joint Select Committee on Video Material meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 4 June 1986.

Senator Michael Baume: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate-

(a) notes that as a result of the announcement of the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) on 2 June 1986, the Treasurer's (Mr Keating's) much heralded mini-summit (of which Mr Hawke was not to be a member) has now been rendered irrelevant by Mr Hawke's decision to chair meetings with business and union leaders this week, prior to his making a major statement on the economy next week, rather than allowing Mr Keating so to do;

(b) regrets that this major statement will not be made to the Parliament as the Federal Government intends that the House of Representatives should rise on 5 June 1986, thereby preventing the Government's economic incompetence from being debated by that Chamber and protecting Mr Hawke and Mr Keating from facing the Parliament to explain their serious disagreements that are now gravely damaging the Government's ability to introduce the urgent measures needed to get Australia out of what Mr Keating describes as ""the hole that Australia is in''; and

(c) calls on the Government at least to face the Parliament over this economic mess it has got Australia into, even if it is not prepared to face the people.