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Wednesday, 11 May 1994
Page: 562


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the interim report on rural poverty prepared by the South Australian Parliament's Social Development Committee;

  (b)expresses concern that the report details how some rural children are stealing food at school because they leave home hungry and others are offering to put themselves up for adoption to relieve the pressure on family finances;

  (c)declares that the $10 million allocated for regional development in the White Paper on employment and growth is totally inadequate; and

  (d)urges the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator Collins) to introduce a realistic form of income support for rural families to enable them to remain on the family farm and to live in dignity.