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Wednesday, 4 May 1994
Page: 244


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes:

    (i)with concern, the continuing damage to the Australian wheat industry by the United States (US) wheat subsidies,

    (ii)estimates by the Australian Wheat Board that Australian wheat farmers will now receive $50 million less for the 1993-94 crop than first estimated, and

    (iii)the contribution to this situation of the higher levels of US export subsidies over the past year; and

  (b)asks the Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan) to take up the matter with his ministerial counterparts in the United States.