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17    Economic growth

Senator Gallagher, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 81—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       economic growth is fundamental to increasing living standards for Australian families, and allowing government to fund essential services,

                                    (ii)       the pursuit of continuous, sustainable economic growth should be a core objective of government,

                                  (iii)       in a services-based economy, strong, sustainable economic growth can support improved environmental outcomes, and

                                  (iv)       that the philosophy of stopping economic growth should be rejected as dangerously misguided; and

               (b)       calls on the Federal Government to pursue policies that will lift Australia’s economic growth rate and ensure that all Australians equally share in the benefits of this growth.

Question put and passed.