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Wednesday, 6 May 1987
Page: 2444

(Question No. 1706)

Senator Vallentine asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 25 March 1987:

(1) Which international military and defence exhibitions will-(a) private companies; and (b) government companies, from Australia be taking part in during 1987.

(2) Were any Australian companies involved in the Defence Asia '87 International Defence Equipment Exhibition and Conference in Bangkok from 18-22 March 1987.

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

(1) (a) The Department of Defence is not necessarily aware of all defence exhibitions in which private companies from Australia will be participating. However, exhibitions at which private Australian companies are expected to be present during 1987 include:

Paris Air Show-Paris in June 1987;

COMDEF 87-Washington October 1987; and

Australia's International Technology and Equipment Exhibitions (AITEX 87)-Sydney in November 1987.

(b) COMDEF 87 and AITEX 87.

(2) Yes. Those companies which participated were: Office of Defence Production; Inductoheat Pty Ltd; Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd; ATA Training Aids Pty Ltd; and Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd.