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Wednesday, 11 December 1974
Page: 3458

Senator Townley asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many overseas trips has the Prime Minister made since assuming office.

(2)   What was the date of departure from, and return to, Australia on each occasion.

Senator Murphy - The Prime Minister has provided the following information for answer to the honourable senator's question:

(   1 ) and (2 ) See my answer on 24 September 1 974 ( House of Representatives Hansard, pages 1754-5). Later, from 27 September to 13 October, I visited Rarotonga for the South Pacific Conference, Honolulu for discussions with the CommanderinChief Pacific, New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Washington for discussions with President Ford, Ottawa for discussions with Prime Minister

Australia in Facts and Figures' (Question No. 235)

Senator Missen asked the Minister for the Media, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has the mailing list for the booklet 'Australia in Facts and Figures', published by the Australian Information Service, been closed; if so, why.

(   2 ) Is publication of the booklet to cease; if so, why.

(3)   Has the booklet provided a useful public service, in a convenient form, over a considerable period of time.

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) Much of the information provided in the past by 'Australia in Facts and Figures', is now available from other sources. Publication will therefore be discontinued in order to conserve funds for other purposes.

(3)   'Australia in Facts and Figures' has been well received by the public.

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