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Thirteenth meeting of the Economic Consultative Group 26 February 1979



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TREASURER

EMBARGO

STATEMENT BY THE TREASURER, THE HON. JOHN HOWARD, MP

THIRTEENTH MEETING OF THE ECONOMIC CONSULTATIVE GROUP

26 FEBRUARY 1979

The Treasurer, the Hon. John Howard, MP, said today that the

thirteenth meeting of the Economic Consultative Group had taken

place in Sydney. .

In addition to the Treasurer, the meeting was attended by the

Hon. A.A. Street, Minister for Industrial Relations; the Hon.

W.C. Fife, Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs and the

Hon. M.J.R. MacKellar, Minister for Immigration and Ethnic

Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer.

Senior officials were also in attendance. '

The morning session was primarily devoted to a discussion of

current economic conditions and prospects. . .

In the afternoon the Group turned its attention to discussion

of the wage indexation system in 1979. .

CANBERRA ACT . .

26 February,1979 . . . '