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Tuesday, 12 June 1984
Page: 2805


Senator MARTIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Special Minister of State who, I believe, is the Attorney-General. When Cabinet was considering changing Australia's national colours from the previous unofficial blue and gold to our sporting colours of green and gold, what information did it seek about the cost of such a change? Will statutory authorities, such as the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Australian Tourist Commission, which adopted blue and gold logos because they were our national colours, be required to change to green and gold logos? What was the cost of designing and registering the present logos of the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Australian Tourist Commission? What will be the cost of changing these logos?


Senator GARETH EVANS —I will refer those fascinating questions to the Special Minister of State in order that he can scour the archives and current government records and find, at the first appropriate opportunity, an answer to Senator Martin's question.