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Tuesday, 21 August 1973
Page: 166


Mr CREAN (Melbourne Ports) (Treasurer) -I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

This Bill contains details of proposed appropriations of the Consolidated Revenue Fund in 1973-74 totalling $1,261,534,000 for expenditure on:

(a)   The construction of public works and buildings;

(   b ) The acquisition of sites and buildings;

(c)   Advances and loans;

(d)   Items of plant and equipment which are clearly definable as capital expenditure;

(e)   Grants to the states under section 96 of the Constitution;

(f)   New policies not authorised by special legislation.

Included in the above total is an amount of $50m as an Advance to the Treasurer for the purposes set out in the Bill. The proposed expenditures in this Bill were dealt with as appropriate in my Budget Speech. I commend the Bill to honourable members.

Debate (on motion by Mr Fairbairn) adjourned.







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