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Thursday, 29 March 1979
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Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable gentleman will ask for information and will not intrude those comments.

Mr HAYDEN - The average bloke supporting a wife and two children on the average wage in December 1975 had an after-tax income of $146 a week, which in current day real terms is equivalent to $197 a week. Is it a fact that the same average bloke on average income currently, supporting a wife and two children, and allowing for family allowance, receives an aftertax income of $191 a week? In view of the subsequent erosion equivalent to $8.50 a week before tax in the real living standards of this average bloke, what steps are in hand to restore immediately the real living standard of the average income earner to that applying in late 1 975?

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