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Thursday, 17 November 1983
Page: 2846


Mr REEVES —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House notes with grave concern that the Country-Liberal Party Government of the Northern Territory has, over the past 5 years, failed to properly apply the Commonwealth funds allocated to the Territory to overcome a situation where-

(a) the level of home ownership is 30.8 per cent, or less than one half the Australian average of 68.1 per cent;

(b) electricity charges have risen by 52 per cent in the past 2 years;

(c) the level of annual average population growth has dropped by one third over the decades of the 1950s and 1960s to 4.2 per cent; and

(d) the number of people receiving unemployment benefits-

Mr Peacock-Mr Acting Speaker, I take a point of order. I indicate to you again that I have no problem with the honourable member moving a notice of motion relating to the Northern Territory. However, the Standing Orders provide that information cannot be contained within a notice of motion. Therefore, I ask you to rule the notice out of order as you did before.


Mr ACTING SPEAKER —The honourable member is coming very close to the limit in respect of the matter raised by the Leader of the Opposition. I ask him to bring his notice to a close and to cease giving information.


Mr REEVES —I continue:

(d) the number of people receiving unemployment benefits has risen from 2,977 in 1979 to 7,859 in 1983, or by 170 per cent.