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Democrats National Executive endorses party room decision

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Australian Democrats

June 20th 1999 MEDIA RELEASE

Democrats National Executive endorses Party Room decision

Following are the key motions considered by the National Executive of the Australian Democrats, regarding the recent modified ANTS package negotiated between the Democrats’ Parliamentary team and the Government.

1. “That the National Executive calls on the Australian Democrats Senators to delay voting on the Tax Reform package so as to allow time for a ballot of members to determine the members’ support or otherwise for the package, and that the Senators be asked to indicate their willingness to comply with this motion.” Lost

2. “That the National Executive expresses it’s wholehearted support for the Federal Parliamentary Team in their negotiation on the Taxation Reform package with the Howard Government.” Carried

3. “That the National Executive



endorses the negotiations conducted by the Parliamentary Team and congratulates them on achieving the most significant environmental and social justice gains in the Party’s twenty two year life, and

recognises that gains were not made in some important areas of party policy, but are prepared to fight those fights in the near future.”


For further comment contact:

National President, John McLaren on 0417 115 260

Or Party Liaison Officer, Yulia Onsman on 0411 112 568

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