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Wednesday, 27 March 1985
Page: 853


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

That the Senate-

(a) notes with concern the prediction from the Bureau of Agricultural Economics that the average Australian rural income will fall 29 per cent this year;

(b) urges the Federal Government to take immediate and urgent action on the detailed proposal of the National Farmer's Federation to control spiralling farm costs which add an extra unnecessary $16,000 per farmer to the cost of farming; and

(c) condemns the Federal Minister for Primary Industry, Mr Kerin, for his rejection of an all-States agreement for a national dairy marketing plan which would have ensured stability for the troubled dairy industry.