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Tuesday, 11 December 1973
Page: 2626

Senator LAUCKE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - My question is addressed to the Leader of the Government in the Senate, but he may care to refer it to the Minister for Primary Industry. I refer to a Ministerial statement made to the Senate last week by the Leader of the Government in which it was indicated that $5m will be made available to the fruit growing and fruit processing industries. Can the Minister give details regarding the proposed allocations of the $5m grant, firstly in the various areas of currency revaluation compensation for the sectors of the fruit growing industry affected by the withdrawal of certain sales tax exemptions; secondly, with regard to compensation for unsalable fruit juice derivatives on hand and losses due to assets becoming redundant as a result of the Government's decision in respect of the exemption from sales tax being removed; and, thirdly, in the area of assistance for promotion and research into alternative markets for juices?

The PRESIDENT - The policy department is Primary Industry, in this area, is it not?

Senator MURPHY -Yes. It also touches the portfolio of the Treasurer. In those circumstances I think it would be better if the honourable senator placed the question on the notice paper and the information then could be supplied to him from the various Ministers involved in answering his question.

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