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Wednesday, 1 April 1987
Page: 1677

(Question No. 1500)

Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 13 November 1986:

(1) Have some States raised the question of withdrawal from the ABCI Agreement because of the Federal Government's failure to meet its obligations.

(2) Would the withdrawal of one or more of the States from the ABCI lead to it being disbanded or at least substantially downgraded.

Senator Tate —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) and (2) I am unaware of any parties to the Agreement raising this question.