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Monday, 4 June 1984
Page: 2440


Senator GEORGES(5.27) —As Chairman of Estimates Committee F, to which Senator Townley referred, might I say a mass of questions were given on notice by one or two members of the Opposition and if my recollection is correct a mass of answers have been received. I take it they are now part of the record. It seems that Senator Townley, not being a member of the Committee, is not aware of that.


Senator Townley —Yes, I am.


Senator GEORGES —I do not recall his being there; he may have been absent at the time.


Senator Townley —You might have been asleep at the time.


Senator GEORGES —I doubt that I would have been had I been in the chair; that would have been the honourable senator's privilege. All I know is that questions were asked on notice and the answers to those questions were received. If there was further reference of those questions back to the Department of Aviation it was done without my knowledge. I would have thought that if the answers to the questions were not satisfactory the honourable senator would raise them here. I am suggesting to Senator Townley that he ought to be more specific. Obviously he is just casting a wide net hoping he will come up with something.