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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 1714

Senator O'BYRNE (TASMANIA) - Is the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service aware that despite the Government's effort to obscure the true position, the employment statistics to February this year show the rate of growth of employment to be 1 per cent compared with nearly 4 per cent for the previous 12 months? What measures is the Government taking to increase the rate of growth in employment to absorb the normal growth in the Australian work force?

Senator WRIGHT - Dynamic measures have been taken by the Government over the past 2 months with a view to assisting the rate of economic growth and so preventing unemployment. It is not for me to recapitulate those measures. They come more appropriately within the realm of the Treasurer. The measures have been announced by the Prime Minister from time to time and are readily in the minds of all honourable senators.

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