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Notice given 10 September 2003

575  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Faulkner): To move—That the Senate notes with grave concern:

(a) the leaking of an Office of National Assessment (ONA) document dated December 2002 and classified top-secret AUSTEO;

(b) that material from the ONA classified report was published in an article by Mr Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun of 23 June 2003;

(c) the failure to ensure immediate and thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding this unprecedented leak; and

(d) the failure of the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) and other ministers to fully explain their involvement in this matter.

582  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a division of Disney, has begun a trial in the United States of America of disposable DVDs (dubbed the EZ-D) that are rendered unusable within 48 hours of their first use;

(b) condemns this new product that turns a durable, reusable DVD product into a wasteful throw away item; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government to ensure the environmental sustainability of this product before it is allowed on to the Australian market.

Notice of motion altered on 15 September 2003 pursuant to standing order 77.