Part 1 Australian continent: basement tectonics in Australia - an introductory perspective, R.W.R. Rutland; fault patterns during normal and oblique rifting and the influence of basement discontinuities - application to models for the tectonic evolution of the Perth Basin, Western Australia, D.R. Byrne and L.B. Harris; the Pine Creek shear zone north of Pine Creek (Northern Territory) structural evolution and experimental studies, J. Krokowski, Olissoff; basement and cover thrust tectonics in Central Australia based on the Arunta-Amadeus seismic-reflection profile, R.D. Shaw et al; geometry of permian to mesazoic sedimentary basins in Eastern Australia and their relationship to the New England orogen, R.J. Korsch et al; factors affecting the acquisition of structural data from remotely-sensed images of Eastern Auastralia, C.R. Nash; elusive trails in the basement labyrinth, E.S.T. O'Driscoll. Part 2 Other regions: analytical study of geologic structure in the cover sediments by virtual basement displacement method, K. Kodama; geochemical evolution and basement tectonism of the Arabian-Nubian dome, H.O. Sindi; basement tectonics of Saudi Arabia as related to oil field structures, H.S. Edgell; an E-W transect section through Central Iraq, S.A. Alsinawi and A.S. Al-Banna; conjugate basement rift zones in Kansas, midcontinent, USA, D.L. Baars; the Sierra Alta de San Luis - a case of regmagenic control of gold mineralization, H.C.L. Bassi; tar pavement rift - transform tectonic model and some examples in nature, M.B. Katz; north-south lineaments in the British Isles - a 1500 myr record of reactivation, R.S. Haszeldine; basement-cover relationships in orogenic belts, M.J. Richard. Part 3 Titles of papers read at the conference.