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

(a) notes that on 5 June 1986, when dealing with legislation to impose significant tax increases upon the people of Australia, Senator Siddons, an Australian Democrat Senator for the State of Victoria, was absent for a series of crucial divisions because, in the words of his Deputy-Leader (Senator Haines) he had ""whizzed off to a Board meeting of his own Company'' and ""overlooked the small matter of circulating the amendments'' for which he was responsible (see Hansard, 5 June 1986, p. 3500);

(b) calls upon Senator Siddons to explain to the Senate, to the people of Australia and to his constituents in Victoria his extraordinary allocation of priorities; and

(c) condemns Senator Siddons for placing his private interests before his public duty.

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

(a) notes the arrival in Melbourne on 9 June 1986 of 2 United States warships, one of which, the USS Rathburne, is capable of carrying nuclear weapons;

(b) recognises that, since 23 June 1983, the State of Victoria has been a Nuclear Free Zone;

(c) condemns the Federal Government for ignoring the wishes of the people of Victoria by allowing these warships into the Port of Melbourne; and

(d) calls on the Australian Government to follow the example of New Zealand in banning all nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed ships from our ports.

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

(a) calls on the Federal Government immediately to adopt as a matter of extreme urgency the Federal Opposition's 5 point plan to rescue Australia from the ""hole'' that the Treasurer (Mr Keating) now admits the Australian economy is in, which requires:

(i) a June Mini-budget to cut Government spending,

(ii) abandonment of the 3 per cent productivity claim now before the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission,

(iii) a 12 month postponement of the 2.3 per cent national wage case,

(iv) abandonment of new taxes on business, including the capital gains tax, the fringe benefits tax and the foreign tax credit scheme, and

(v) relaxation of foreign investment controls; and

(b) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) to announce these measures in his Address to the Nation on 11 June 1986.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney): To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan (Amendment), as contained in Plan of Management No. 5 of 10 April 1986 and made under the Fisheries Act 1952, be disallowed.