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Tuesday, 9 October 1973
Page: 1776

Debate resumed from 11 September (vide page 767), on motion by Mr Lionel Bowen:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

Mr EDWARDS(Berowra) 5.59)- As I foreshadowed in my earlier remarksI wish to move an amendment to this Bill. In the existing situation the imposition of the measures contained in this Bill worsens an existing inflationary situation. Therefore, I move:

That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to inserting the following words in place thereof: whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House deplores the adoption of measures which serve to worsen an already alarming inflationary situation and impose directly an extra burden on the living costs of the Australian community, and greatly increase the cost of transportation at the expense of the community in general and the development of decentralised industry in particular'.

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