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Friday, 23 August 1985
Page: 253


Senator JONES —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate, noting that the Australian Budget handed down on August 20 1985 by the Federal Treasurer Paul Keating has won widespread community support from the business community, groups responsible for the training and employment of youth, financial interests, the building industry, the trade union movement, a wide section of employer organisations, and even from the former Liberal Treasurer Mr John Howard-

(a) congratulates the Hawke Federal Australian Labor Party Government for its outstanding economic achievements since its first election to office in 1983;

(b) further congratulates the Treasurer for reducing the financial deficit to $4.9 billion; and

(c) notes with satisfaction the continuing drop in unemployment, and the ever increasing job creation rate brought about by progressive and humane policies, initiated and carried out by the Hawke Government.