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Thursday, 29 November 1973
Page: 4159

Mr GILES (Angas) - I approve very much the concept behind all of the Government's actions in relation to these 2 Bills. I can remember many years ago when I first entered this House, talking about the economic principles involved in regional development. If I may hark back to those days, I remember that the sort of argument that I used then was that at that time governments, both State and Federal, were in the habit of propping up from time to time small country industries, such as country abattoirs, in the hope that those industries would contribute to some form of decentralisation. In States such as Victoria-

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! We have got slightly out of focus on the procedure. The Minister has asked for leave to move That the report be adopted'. Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted.

Report (on motion by Mr Uren) adopted.

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