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Wednesday, 13 June 1984
Page: 2911

Senator PRIMMER —Has the Minister representing the Special Minister of State seen the comment of former Chief Superintendent Headland of the Australian Federal Police in yesterday's Canberra Times wherein he is reported as saying that Federal departmental fraud is being overlooked and there is much Federal fraud going on that is largely undetected and uninvestigated? Has Chief Superintendent Headland been involved in investigations into allegations of fraud in the Department of Foreign Affairs?

Senator GARETH EVANS —I am not in a position to answer Senator Primmer's question in a way that is likely to satisfy him at the moment, or perhaps ever, but certainly not at the moment. I will refer the question to the Special Minister of State, Mr Young, in order to get a reply for him as soon as possible.