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Tuesday, 29 October 1974
Page: 2102

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) -Brockman asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(   1 ) When will the Government announce a decision on the Industries Assistance Commission's Report on the Motor Vehicle Industry.

(2)   Was the Report of the Commission received by the Government three months ago; if so, has the situation within the industry rapidly deteriorated since that time.

(3)   Does the urgency of the situation demand a prompt and clear statement of the Government 's intentions on the Report.

Senator Murphy - The Prime Minister has provided the following information for answer to the honourable senator's question: (1), (2) and (3) The Government published the Industries Assistance Commission Report as soon as it was received and very extensive consultation with the industry and other interested parties has taken place on options for future policy since that time. The Government 's decision will be announced as soon as these consultations have been finalised and considered.

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