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Tuesday, 29 November 1983
Page: 2947


Mr LIONEL BOWEN (Acting Prime Minister) —I inform the House that the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) is overseas. I am Acting Prime Minister until Mr Hawke returns late tomorrow. The Minister for Finance (Mr Dawkins) is acting as Leader of the House. I also inform the House that the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Walsh) left Australia on 20 November for discussions in the United States of America and Europe concerning nuclear waste management and renewable energy generation. The Treasurer (Mr Keating) is Acting Minister for Resources and Energy until Senator Walsh returns.