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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 101

(Question No. 4959)

Mr Reith asked the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism, upon notice, on 27 November 1986:

(1) What was the cost in 1985-86 for the distribution to post offices of the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, including (a) Public Services issues (b) General issues and (c) Purchasing and Disposals issues.

(2) Has consideration been giving to reducing the costs of distribution of these Gazettes; if so, what (a) consideration has been given and (b) measures have been introduced to effect savings in distribution costs.

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

(1) Nil-my department was not responsible for the distribution of Commonwealth of Australia Gazettes to post offices in 1985-86. The distribution was arranged and paid for by Telecom Australia under a separate arrangement with Australia Post.

(2) Not applicable. This is a matter for the Minister for Communications.