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Thursday, 21 August 1980
Page: 592

Mr SCHOLES (Corio) - Arising out of the Budget debate, and ignoring unofficial comments on it, I point out that the Budget Speech in the printed form was made available to honourable senators at 8 o'clock on Budget night. I ask you, Mr Speaker, whether you will discuss with the Treasurer (Mr Howard) or a future Treasurer why senators are given copies of the Budget Speech prior to the delivery of the Speech but it is withheld from members of this House until the conclusion of the Speech.

Mr SPEAKER - I will make inquiries and let the honourable gentleman know.

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