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Intention to withdraw:

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Cooney), pursuant to Standing Order 109a, gave notice of his intention, on the next day of sitting at giving of Notices, to withdraw Business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1 standing in his name for 4 sitting days hence, for the disallowance of the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations (Amendment) (as contained in Statutory Rules 1986 No. 283).

Senator Cooney, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.

Papers: Senator Cooney, by leave, tabled the following Papers:

Regulations and Ordinances-Standing Committee-Copies of Letters (2) between the Chairman and the Minister for Primary Industry relating to the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations (Amendment), dated 24 October 1986 and 25 November 1986, respectively.

Notices of Motion:

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

(a) congratulates the New South Wales (NSW) Division of the Liberal Party of Australia for its selection and endorsement on merit of 3 women candidates, all in winning positions, in a team of 6 people chosen for the forthcoming election for the NSW Legislative Council; and

(b) conveys its congratulations on selection to the Honourable Virginia Chadwick, Doctor Marlene Goldsmith and Helen Wai-Har Sham.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate, noting that the North Queensland tropical rainforests, known as the Daintree, are the largest low-land tropical rainforests left in Australia-

(a) reminds the Federal Government that the Daintree is internationally acknowledged as one of the rarest forests in the world containing examples of the earliest forms of flowering plants left on earth, dating back to 70 million years before the extinction of the dinosaurs;

(b) condemns the Government's failure to discharge its national and international obligations to protect this beautiful but diminishing resource; and

(c) urges the Government immediately to use its powers under the World Heritage Properties Conservation Act to save the Daintree from further needless and senseless destruction.

Senator Cooney: To move 7 sitting days after today-That the Nature Conservation (Amendment) Ordinance 1986, as contained in Australian Capital Territory Ordinance No. 65 of 1986 and made under the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910, be disallowed.

Senator Cooney, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.