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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
Page: 885


Mr HAWKE (Prime Minister) —I inform the House that the Minister for Science (Mr Barry Jones) has been appointed Minister Assisting the Treasurer on Prices and Minister Assisting the Attorney-General on Consumer Affairs. As a courtesy, I also inform the House that the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Kerin) will be absent from Question Time today on official duty. The Minister for Trade (Mr Dawkins) will respond to any questions relating to primary industry. The Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism (Mr John Brown) is unable to attend Question Time as he is unwell. The Minister for Transport and Minister for Aviation (Mr Peter Morris) will respond to any questions relating to the sport, recreation and tourism portfolio. The Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) returns to Australia tomorrow from the United States of America. The Minister for Science is the Acting Minister for Education.