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Wednesday, 22 August 1984
Page: 97


Senator JESSOP —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate expresses growing concern over the national debt implications of the current Budget as illustrated by the following examples: the education commitment is estimated to have increased by 11.2 per cent to $4544m this year and the health commitment has been increased by 2 per cent this year to to $ 6184m, whereas the interest payment on the public debt-most of which is paid to overseas institutions, has increased by an alarming 29.4 per cent this year to $ 5601m.