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Wednesday, 3 December 1986
Page: 3258


Senator BUTTON —At Question Time today Senator Archer asked me a question about appointments to the chairmanship and executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. In answering that question I said that the Government had not considered the matter and had not made any appointments at this stage. That is incorrect. But no announcement has been made by the Government in respect of that matter and an announcement will be made in due course by the Minister for Science. That will give Senator Archer the opportunity to ask again his question loaded with smear and innuendo-if the appointments are consistent with the implication of his previous question. We will deal with that matter at the appropriate time.