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Wednesday, 30 November 1983
Page: 3029


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

That this House-

(1) notes with concern the condition of country roads throughout Australia, particularly in northern Australia, where thousands of unsealed kilometres and dangerous sections are in need of urgent attention;

(2) notes that an extra $492m is to be raised through the indexing of the Australian Bicentennial Road Development fuel levy over the next 6 years, the total of which is to be paid into the Government's general revenue fund;

(3) is concerned because these funds should have been allocated to roads; and

(4) calls on the Government to immediately introduce legislation to rectify this situation so that the $492m can be spent where it is most urgently needed in the road system of Australia, or to introduce legislation to exclude ABRD levy from the indexation arrangements.