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Tuesday, 13 June 1989
Page: 3813


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

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:

(i) women throughout Australia are worried as to their ability to maintain the mortgage payments on their homes,

(ii) women in small business are concerned at their ability to meet overdraft interest rates of up to 25 per cent,

(iii) women are worried about the inability of their teenage children to gain employment,

(iv) women are resentful at the discrimination which continues against them in the area of superannuation,

(v) women are resentful at their inability to obtain affordable child care,

(vi) rural women are demanding a good road system as their first priority, and

(vii) women everywhere want to live in peace and to know that their land is well defended;

(b) also notes that the Government has confined itself to the following policy priorities for women, namely:

(i) the portrayal of women in advertising, and

(ii) women in sport; and

(c) condemns the Government for its priorities when such major and serious problems are confronting women either as a result of Government policy or Government inaction.