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Tuesday, 19 November 1974
Page: 2473


Senator BUTTON (VICTORIA) -Has the attention of the Leader of the Government in the Senate been drawn to articles in the 'Australian Financial Review' of 18 November 1974 which mention further examples of obstruction of various Australian Government initiatives by State Premiers in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. In the interests of the citizens of Australia who have twice given a mandate to the policies of the Australian Labor Party, will the Minister prepare a statement for the House listing the range of measures which are being frustrated by antiLabor State governments.


Senator MURPHY -Yes, I could, and I think that it would be very helpful to the people of Australia to see how little co-operation and how much frustration there has been on the policies which, after all, are designed to assist the people of Australia. We are all the same people and the governments are there to serve the people of Australia. not to carry on some kind of tugofwar between themselves. I will do as the honourable senator suggests.







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