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Monday, 10 May 1993
Page: 484

[COGNATE BILLS:

APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 6) 1992-93

APPROPRIATION (PARLIAMENTARY DEPARTMENTS) BILL (No. 2) 1992-93

SUPPLY BILL (No. 1) 1993-94

SUPPLY BILL (No. 2) 1993-94

SUPPLY (PARLIAMENTARY DEPARTMENTS) BILL 1993-94]

  Debate resumed from 5 May, on motion by Mr Willis:

  That the Bill be now read a second time.

upon which Mr Costello had moved by way of amendment:

  That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House:

  (1)notes the dramatic deterioration in the Budget position estimated in the August budget as a $13.4 billion deficit and subsequently revised to $15.9 billion deficit;

  (2)notes the fact that in the last three years there has been an effective fiscal deterioration of $33 billion;

  (3)notes the Government is pledged to introduce no new taxes; but has no strategy to reduce the budget deficit by reducing outlays; and

  (4)condemns the Government for its failure of economic management".