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

(a) notes that a Federal Government publication ""The Accord-the first two years'' reveals that ""wage indexation systems overseas have been recently interrupted or suspended with no one system escaping unscathed through the 1980s'' and ""In comparison with the overseas record, the gains achieved by Australian wage and salary earners under the Accord's wages policy are impressive'';

(b) notes that as a result of Australia being out of step with the rest of the developed world in this way, our inflation rate relative to our trading partners is now at its highest for 25 years, we have a record current account deficit, a collapsing currency and the Australian economy is, according to the Treasurer (Mr Keating), in ""a hole''; and

(c) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) in his 11 June 1986 speech to abandon the Accord with the Australian Council of Trade Unions which, by providing inappropriate benefits at a time when Australia has been living beyond its means, has played such a major role in creating the present economic crisis.

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

(a) commends the Federal Government on undertaking a review of Australia's defence position and security needs;

(b) welcomes the emphasis on self-reliance and abandonment of forward defence strategies as outlined in the Dibb Report;

(c) regrets that the Dibb Report still leaves Australia firmly entrenched within an offensive nuclear alliance;

(d) calls upon the Government to initiate a community-based defence inquiry along the lines of the one being conducted in 1986 by the Government of New Zealand;

(e) considers that really effective security can only be implemented through a defensive defence strategy, developing alternative models of conflict resolution at an international level, and promoting trust between nations; and

(f) recognises that self-reliance is only the first step in a process of trans-disarmament which will lead Australia to develop a defensive defence strategy and a non-aligned independent foreign policy based on our security needs in the region of which we form a part.

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

(a) notes with concern the statement by Queensland Liberal Leader, Sir William Knox, that the State Government Cabinet Ministers were more interested in ""lurks and perks'' than in the people of Queensland;

(b) supports the call by former Deputy-Leader and a former member of Cabinet of the Coalition Government of Queensland, Sir William Knox, for the introduction of a Ministerial code of conduct;

(c) deplores the rejection of such a call by Queensland Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen; and

(d) calls on the people of Queensland to stamp out such practices as financial abuse within State Government Departments that lead to ""cronyism'' and other corrupt practices such as the ""Hinze-Lyons TAB'' and the Lindeman Island affairs by the election of a Warburton Labor Government.