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Thursday, 27 May 1993
Page: 1408


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the appalling financial mismanagement revealed in the report of the Auditor-General, entitled The National Bankcard—Who Will Pay the Piper?;

  (b)expresses deep concern that the debt burden and future unfunded superannuation liabilities creates the most obvious threat to national sovereignty and independence since World War II;

  (c)calls on the Australian Government to:

    (i)focus all its attention to resolving Australia's debt crisis and restoring Australia's financial sovereignty and independence,

    (ii)abandon the phoney republican debate which purports to be based on a false promise of creating independence, and

    (iii)abolish the elitist and centralist Turnbull Committee, which will immediately save the taxpayer $300 000;

  (d)deplores the Government's policy of placing such a severe debt repayment burden on future generations of Australians; and

  (e)calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) to send to each new-born Australian a personal letter of apology for the severe financial crisis in which he has placed them.