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BUDGET PAPERS 1981-82

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle)--That the Senate take note of the Papers.

Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Carrick), by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) speaking without limitation of time when speaking to the motion to take note of the Budget Papers 1981-82.

Question--put and passed.

Debate resumed.

Papers: Senator Button, by leave, laid upon the Table the following Papers:

Taxation--Tables (3), relating to indexation of income tax.

Debate continued.

On the motion of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Senator Baume) the debate was adjourned.

Ordered--That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.