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Chipp: Howard not fit to be treasurer



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CANBERRA

PRESS REL EASE »l 1

THE SENATE

4 March 1982

CHIRP: HOWARD NOT FIT TO BE TREASURER

"Mr Howard's statement 1 that the housing problem ■

had been grossly exhagerated1 is incredible,"

Senator Chipp said today.

"For the Treasurer to be so callously indifferent

to the needs of the people would be a joke if it

did not have such tragic consequences for

Australian families."

"Hasn't he heard in his ivory tower that the average

family's interest payments have risen by up to $20.00

a week during the last 18 months, that most young

couples cannot afford to buy their first home,

that the housing industry is collapsing, that rents

are sky-rocketing, that the waiting list for welfare

housing is now into the hundreds of thousands,

that in. Victoria alone 15,000.youths are hornless??"

"A Treasurer so out of touch with the Australian

family's struggle to survive should be removed from

his portfolio," Senator Chipp said.

"The country expected some action on housing from

the Brisbane Cabinet meeting but what we get is

empty words and worse, callous indifference."

CONTACT: Senator Don Chipp (002) 204435 (Thursday only)

Sid Spindler (03) 61 3791 (bhj (03) 859 5607 (ah)