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Thursday, 27 November 1986
Page: 2883


Senator WATSON —My question is directed to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Given the Government's preoccupation with the wages area, what steps is the Government taking to ameliorate other cost increases, including those reflected in consumer price index figures?


Senator BUTTON —I am sorry, I did not catch the last part of the question. Senator Watson said we were preoccupied with wages. What are we not preoccupied with?


Senator Watson —What steps is the Government taking to ameliorate other cost increases, including those reflected in consumer price index figures?


Senator BUTTON —That is too hard for me, Senator. I cannot answer that.