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Wednesday, 17 October 1984
Page: 1816


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

That the Senate acknowledges the Hawke Labor Government's exceptional record in honouring its election promises, which to date include-

(a) increasing housing commencements;

(b) introducing the deposit gap bridge assistance for first home buyers;

(c) extending supplementary rent assistance of up to $10 per week to welfare recipients;

(d) indexation of pensions;

(e) paying zone allowance to remote area beneficiaries;

(f) increasing benefit to young unemployed by $5;

(g) funding an extra $20m for child care;

(h) enabling the establishment of 400 new child care projects;

(i) introducing Medicare-the fairest health scheme Australia has ever had;

(j) bolstering the Australian Institute of Sport;

(k) prohibiting mineral sand exports from Moreton Island;

(l) declaring the Great Barrier Reef a marine park;

(m) providing real incentives to the film industry;

(n) seeking closer ties with the A.S.E.A.N. countries;

(o) increasing secondary school, university, college and technical college enrolments;

(p) stopping the Gordon-below-Franklin Dam and financially compensating Tasmania;

(q) acting on Aboriginal land rights;

(r) public funding of election campaigns;

(s) introduction of party donation disclosure;

(t) updating the Electoral Act;

(u) simplifying voting procedures for Senate elections;

(v) increasing legal aid;

(w) upgrading the Human Rights Commission;

(x) rewriting the Freedom of Information Act; and

(y) creating in Australia a spirit of national consensus, reconciliation and reconstruction.