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ECONOMICS—EUROPEAN FARM SUBSIDIES

Senator Williams, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 560—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the continued financial problems and huge debt levels afflicting many European countries;

 (b) asks the Government to call on the European countries that offer farm subsidy programs to cease these programs immediately to allow more balanced terms of trade; and

 (c) agrees that the cessation of farm subsidy programs would assist Australian farmers and the global financial system more broadly.

Question put and passed.