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Thursday, 31 May 1984
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Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK(11.32) —Following upon that question, will the Minister in his reply make clear whether a staff representative sits in with the Board and whether the staff member is a member of the Corporation? In other words, is there a device whereby the staff member sits in at meetings? Equally, will the Minister provide the Senate with information as to whether other devices, such as advisory committees, have been set up whereby other staff members sit in and participate in Corporation functions?

Senator Button —Yes.

Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK —Mr Chairman, I asked a question but did not hear an answer. I do not want to be rude and Senator Button is usually co-operative in these matters, but did he in fact answer that question?