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Wednesday, 19 October 1983
Page: 1894

Mr SIMMONS —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move, and the honourable member for Eden-Monaro (Mr Snow) will second:

That this House-

(1) notes that the latest information from the Bureau of Agricultural Economics forecasts that the net value of rural production in the 1983-84 financial year is expected to increase by 107 per cent in real terms to $4,450m;

(2) acknowledges the fact that the rural sector contributes significantly to Australia's overall economic well being;

(3) notes that a combination of drought-breaking rains as well as realistic perceptions by Australia's rural producers of the Government's handling of the economy will mean a substantial and welcome increase in farm incomes over the next few years.