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NOTICES

Notices of Motion were given, as follows: Senator Peter Rae: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) recalls the promise of the present Prime Minister in the 1983 election campaign that a Labor Government would provide support for private sector investment;

(b) recalls the frequent claim of the Government that it was unable to keep its election promises because it inherited a projected budget deficit of $9.6 billion;

(c) notes the economic benefits which befell Australia in the year 1983 as a result of the breaking of the drought, the effects of the former coalition Government's wage freeze and the United States-led world economic recovery;

(d) notes that notwithstanding this there is a total failure of this Government's economic policies to provide a profitable investment climate and the pleas from the Prime Minister to manufacturing business to ignore their obvious assessment of the economic climate and invest nevertheless;

(e) notes the recent admission by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer that the deficit forecast used to break the Government's election promises was so illusory and meaningless that this year's deficit forecast will not be released; and

(f) condemns not only the Government's double standards regarding the use of deficit forecasts but also its blatant breach of its election undertakings.

Senator Messner: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate- (a) recalls the promise of the present Prime Minister in the 1983 election campaign that a Labor Government would provide: (i) ''. . . immediate reductions in income tax for almost 6 million Australian taxpayers, with the greatest tax cuts going to those on the lowest incomes . . .'',

(ii) ''. . . a lift in the tax threshold to $5000 which will free tens of thousands of low income earners from all tax . . .'',

(iii) ''. . . a lift in the tax threshold for pensioners of $465 to $5893 . . .'',

(iv) ''. . . increases in the spouse rebate and sole parent rebate . . .'',

(v) a liberalisation in the income test applying to the family income supplement, and

(vi) ''. . . $20 million extra for child care in its first Budget . . . which will finance 400 new child care centres . . .'';

(b) recalls the frequent claim of the Government that it was unable to keep its election promises because it inherited a projected budget deficit of $9.6 billion;

(c) notes the recent admission by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer that the deficit forecast used to break the Government's election promises was so illusory and meaningless that this year's deficit forecast will not be released; and

(d) condemns not only the Government's double standards regarding the use of deficit forecasts but also its blatant breach of election undertakings.