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Wednesday, 22 August 1984
Page: 197

(Question No. 936)


Senator Peter Rae asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce, upon notice, on 6 June 1984:

(1) Has the attention of the Minister for Industry and Commerce been drawn to radio news reports in Canberra on 24 May 1984 which reported comments to a Melbourne economic forum on the previous evening.

(2) Did the Minister attack his own Government's economic policies and, in particular, its reliance on the prices and incomes accord, as was reported; if so, will the Minister inform the Senate of his concerns with the Hawke Government's economic policies; if not, in what way did the Minister attack those policies.


Senator Button —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) No.