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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 99

(Question No. 4949)

Mr Blunt asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice on 26 November 1986:

(1) Why did his media release, dated 7 November 1986, which referred to increased funding for the Pacific Highway, not appear in the Ministerial Document Service.

(2) Is it usual for Minister's media releases not to be published by the Service.

(3) To whom was the media release provided.

(4) Were any of the local Federal representatives informed of the details of this media release; if not, why not.

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

(1-4) All media releases issued through my office are circulated, as a matter of routine to the Ministerial Document Service, as well as to interested Members and Senators and the press. It appears that the media release issued on 7 November 1986 was not received by the Ministerial Document Service in time for publication, and appeared subsequently in the Commonwealth Record. Vol. 11. no. 49 on page 2355.