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Wednesday, 17 October 1984
Page: 1817

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

That the Senate,

(a) recognising that the present Hawke Socialist Government is a very big spending Government;

(b) aware that big spending and big taxes must go hand-in-hand if Australia is to avoid getting even further in debt to overseas banking organisations;

(c) convinced that Australia is already too far in debt for the good of future generations;

(d) further aware that Australia is spending almost as much on its national debt interest as it is on defence; and

(e) recognising that if returned, the present Government will soon be forced to introduce massive tax increases on top of those that have already been imposed,

calls on the Prime Minister, Mr Hawke to come clean about his taxation plans, because to vote for him without a taxation statement is likely to lead to the imposition of taxes at a rate never before contemplated in Australia, and possibly upon such things as family land and even family homes, and other 'hip- pocket' areas just as iniquitous.