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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 83

(Question No. 4862)


Ms McHugh asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 11 November 1986:

(1) Is any payment made to the US Government for the use of facilities at North West Cape; if so, why.

(2) What rent does the US Government pay for leases for the facilities at (a) North West Cape, (b) Nurrungar and (c) Pine Gap.

(3) Is he able to say what rents are paid by the US Government to other countries for the use of military bases.


Mr Beazley —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No.

(2) and (3) See my answer to question on notice no. 4254 (Hansard, 16 September 1986, p. 658).