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The Hon Wendy Fatin MR Minister for the Arts and Territories Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women

28 September 1992.

INDIAN OCEAN AIRLINES

The Minister for the Arts and.Territories, Wendy Fatin,. today ■ clarified the relationship between the Commonwealth Government and Indian Ocean Airlines (IOA). . .

Ms Fatin said that the Commonwealth, through her Department, had an agreement with IOA for the provision of air services to Christmas Island and the Cocos.(Keeling) Islands.

“On Friday 25 September the Commonwealth exercised its rights under the contract and assumed responsibility for the weekend flights to the islands,"Ms Fatin said. .

"This action ensured that people who had purchased tickets for the weekend..were able to travel as planned. The contract has not been terminated."

Talks will be held this week with IOA to ascertain whether they can resume normal, services. In the interim, the _ Commonwealth will ensure the provision of a continuing air . service to the islands. ' ■ . .

CONTACT: Ruth Dewsbury· (06) 2777360

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