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Economics main concern for Australia 2000 respondents

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Philip Ruddock MP Federal Member for Dundas Shadow Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

January 9, 1991


Electorate Tel: (02) 858 1011 Fax: (02) 804 6739

Parliament House Tel: (06) 277 4343 Fax: (06) 277 2062

ECONOMICS MAIN CONCERN FOR AUSTRALIA 2000 RESPONDENTS As a result of the Australia 2000 public meeting held at Eastwood Senior Citizens Hall in October of last year, hosted by local

Federal member Philip Ruddock, and of other meetings held Australia-wide, economic issues have been emerging as the main concern. Of those contacted, 37 per cent of respondents gave

economic issues as their major concern in Australia's present and future.

More than 250,000 people had been contacted nationwide since the community outreach scheme began in August last year.

Other priorities given by respondents included immigration and multiculturalism (16 per cent), social security and welfare (10 per cent), education (nine per cent), environment (eight per

cent) and health (seven per cent).

The first phase of the Australia 2000 program ends in mid-1991 and the Liberal Party plans to publish a comprehensive report on the concerns of the participating Australians. .

The second phase of the project will include community leaders meetings and meetings with particular interest groups on issues of importnace to Australia towards to year 2000.

The program is to continue through the course of 1991, with the next LOCAL DUNDAS ELECTORATE MEETING to be held on TUESDAY evening, 19TH MARCH AT ST ANNE'S CHURCH HALL in Church Street, Ryde. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm.

Topics to be discussed at this meeting will include: improving business ethics and community standards, education, housing, health, drug and alcohol abuse, welfare and family support, repatriation services, retirement income, population policy,

immigration and multiculturalism.

There will be a forum of local community leaders dealing with different aspects of this discussion.

Further enquiries should be directed to Philip Ruddock MP on 858 3367. *******