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Transcript 8562

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT OF ADDRESS BY THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON PJ KEATING MP TO ALP BUSINESS BREAKFAST QUALITY LANGLEY HOTEL, PERTH 30 JUNE 1992

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Keating, Paul

Period of Service: 20/12/1991 to 11/03/1996

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Release Date: 30/06/1992

Release Type: Speech

Transcript ID: 8562

PRIME MINISTER
PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT OF ADDRESS BY THE PRIME MINISTER,
THE HON P J KEATING MP, TO ALP BUSINESS BREAKFAST,
QUALITY LANGLEY HOTEL, PERTH, 30 JUNE 1992
E& OE PROOF COPY
NOW, we've got our One Nation package out there working,
really in earnest -froi-thi6-financial year beginning
tomorrow. A lot of it we've got into place. We're now seeing the
road programs, the arterial roads in the capital cities,
the airline policy, the movement to a national
electricity grid in the Eastern States, the vast changes
to depreciation of the tax system.
There are a few bits we've still got to move along. And
we are now in the concluding phases of a greenfields
agreement on the rail system for the National Rail
Corporation. And when we get that into place, and we
hope we can have that into place in the next month, we'll
start to see the building of the standard . gause rapway
between Melbourne and Adelaide,-and the upgrading of the
-Adinaide,-and the upgrading of the railway line between
Melbourne and Sydney, and Sydney and Brisbane.
And that will mean that a whole new industry springs up
in Western Australia, as people landbridge across the
country into Melbourne, which they now can't do without
changing bogies in South Australia. And it will lift the
efficiency of the rail system and create the kind of rail
network which Australia needs as a trading country.
Now that's all on the cards. And I'm going to try to
push that spending along in the next few weeks, as we get
that agreement concluded.
So, most of the One Nation spending will start to hit its
straps in the coming months, the next month or two, and
that will itself start to pull the economy up even
faster.

Transcript 8562