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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 26

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

  That the Senate—

  (a)condemns the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Housing and Regional Development (Mr Howe) for his failure to participate in debate on the Reserve Bank of Australia's moves to raise official interest rates; and

  (b)calls on the Minister to establish a special taskforce within his department as a matter of priority to address the problems of housing access and costs, the management of mortgage and rental arrears, and the consequences for those in crisis.