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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—BUDGET

The House was informed that Mr Crean (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The failure of the Government's Budget to deliver a believable surplus, low inflation, reduced wage pressures and lasting income tax cuts and therefore take pressure off Australian families".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Crean addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.