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WHEAT SUBSIDIES--UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Senator Panizza, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes:

(i) with concern, the continuing damage to the Australian

wheat industry caused by United States (US) wheat

subsidies,

(ii) estimates by the Australian Wheat Board that Australian

wheat farmers will now receive $50 million less for the

1993-94 crop than first estimated, and

(iii) the contribution to this situation of the higher levels

of US export subsidies over the past year; and

(b) asks the Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan) to take up the

matter with his ministerial counterparts in the United States.

Question put and passed.