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Thursday, 14 November 1985
Page: 2146

Senator WALTERS(12.18) —It amazes me that I was more interested in reading the publication than the Minister.

Senator Robert Ray —I will bet it depressed you. It was pretty damning of the previous Government.

Senator WALTERS —I noticed that the Government had to resort to using the figures for December last year to make it look good. The Government makes great play of the number of jobs that have been created in the past 2 1/2 years. Has the Government done any research on the number of jobs lost that can be attributed to Government policies and decisions in that time? If so, what are the figures?