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BUDGET PAPERS 1981-82--Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle), by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) speaking without limitation of time when moving that the Senate take note of the Budget Papers 1981-82.

Question--put and passed.

Papers: Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General, laid upon the Table the following Papers:

Budget Papers 1981-82--

Australia's Overseas Development Assistance Program 1981-82.

Budget Statements 1981-82.

Civil Works Program 1981-82.

Estimates of Receipts and Summary of Estimated Expenditure for the Year Ending 30 June 1982.

Expenditure--

Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the Year Ending on 30 June 1982.

Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in Respect of the Year Ending on 30 June 1982,

Government Securities on Issue at 30 June 1981,

Income Tax Statistics,

National Accounting Estimates of Receipts and Outlays of Commonwealth Government Authorities.

National Income and Expenditure 1980-81.

Payments to or for the States, the Northern Territory and Local Government Authorities 1981-82.

Motion to take note: Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, by leave, moved--That the Senate take note of the Papers.

On the motion of Senator Grimes the debate was adjourned.

Ordered--That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.