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Senator Richardson: To move on the next day of sitting-That the time for presentation of the Report of the Select Committee on Television Equalisation be extended to 23 March 1987.

Senator Macklin: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to prohibit the recovery of minerals from Moreton Island, and for related purposes. [Moreton Island Preservation Bill 1987]

Senator Siddons: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Federal Government immediately place an import tax of 10 per cent on all imported orange juice, and that the Government give urgent consideration to a similar tax on other unnecessary or luxury imports.

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

(a) congratulates the Federal Government on the representation made by Australia's Ambassador to the United States (US) to the Reagan Administration on 9 February 1987 criticising US proposals to broaden its interpretation of the Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty, the most important arms control measure passed since the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963;

(b) notes the remarks of Mr Kenneth Adelman, Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, that US allies have no business telling the US how to interpret a bilateral treaty between the Soviet Union and the US, and that he prefers the views of allies on issues they know more about;

(c) deplores the Reagan Administration's appalling record of sabotaging all moderate proposals for arms control put forward by the Australian Government and other Western allies; and

(d) urges the Government to realise that our alleged special relationship with the Reagan Administration is worthless in the face of such intransigence, and to move towards a positive, non-aligned international position whereby we can constructively criticise both the US and the Soviet Union in the company of states such as those associated with the Five Continent Initiative.