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Wednesday, 14 September 1983
Page: 728

Mr BRAITHWAITE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) notes the-

(a) extreme difficulties faced by the sugar industry due to drought conditions, low prices and the Government's broken promises;

(b) release of the Industries Assistance Commission draft report on the sugar industry;

(c) condemnation of the sugar industry and the opposition to the findings of that report;

(d) comments of the Minister for Primary Industry that he was awaiting the release of the report before making decisions on underwriting assistance to the industry, and

(e) reduction of the Government's research funding to the Sugar Research Institute from $550,000 to $485,000 in 1983-84, and

(2) calls on the Government to-

(a) immediately implement an underwriting scheme for the sugar industry as promised before the election, and

(b) increase the research grant to the level of its real value in 1982-83.