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      3   CANNED FOOD INDUSTRY

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Dr Stone—That this House:

(1)    acknowledges the economic contribution of fruit growers and workers in the local food processing industry;

(2)    recognises the impact and toll that the increased cost of doing business has on local food processors;

(3)    acknowledges the significance of iconic local food processors as key employers and contributors to regional communities;

(4)    supports the ‘Toss a tin in your trolley’ campaign to encourage Australians to throw a tin of local canned produce into their shopping trolley, and urges supermarkets to promote this initiative; and

(5)    calls on the:

(a)    Treasurer to investigate an emergency World Trade Organisation safeguard action in respect of imported canned fruit and tomato produce; and

(b)   Government to undertake an immediate and comprehensive anti-dumping investigation in respect of the request from SPC Ardmona and the canned food industry ( see item No. 4, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next meeting.