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Wednesday, 11 May 1994
Page: 565


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that in this the International Year of the Family, the Federal Labor Government has:

    (i)cut funding to the Institute of Family Studies,

    (ii)failed to meet a promise made in the One Nation statement for child-care for sick children,

    (iii)cut funds for childrens services program outlays,

    (iv)slashed funding for HiB immunisation of babies and toddlers,

    (v)increased funding to family mediation, education, parenting skills and counselling programs by a measly $1 million for a nation of 18 million people; and

  (b)challenges the Government to demonstrate that it has any commitment at all to the International Year of the Family or to the support needed by Australian families who have suffered so badly in both economic and social terms under 11 years of a Labor Government.