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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
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(Question No. 1619)

Senator Short asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 19 February 1987:

(1) Is the Minister for Foreign Affairs aware if any Australians attended the World Peace Council's (WPC) 14th Major Peace Congress in Copenhagen, October 15-19 in 1986.

(2) If Australians were present at the Conference, who were they and which organisations did they represent.

(3) Did the Australian Government sponsor any Australians to attend the Congress; if so, what are the names of the attendees and the organisations they represented.

(4) What are the costs incurred for each attendee by the Australian Government.

Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) and (2) I am not aware of any Australian attendance at this meeting.

(3) No.

(4) Nil (not applicable).