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Following is the text of a telegram I have sent today (9.2.83) to the Premier of Tasmania, Hon Robin Gray MHA



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L e a d e r o f th e O p p o s itio n

FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A TELEGRAM I HAVE SENT TODAY

( 9 . 2 . 8 3 ) TO THE PREMIER OF TASMANIA, HON ROBIN GRAY MHA

" I QUITE UNDERSTAND YOUR INTEREST IN THE ACTIONS A

FEDERAL LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ABOUT THE GORDON BELOW

FRANKLIN POWER SCHEME. THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY OF VITAL

IMPORTANCE TO TASMANIA. WE HAVE THOUGHT DEEPLY ABOUT

THIS QUESTION AND I WILL BE VI SI TI NG YOUR STATE ON

FRIDAY TO CLEARLY STATE OUR POLICY. BEFORE PUBLICLY

DOING SO I AM AVAILABLE TO CALL ON YOU AT YOUR OFFICE

TO DISCUSS OUR PROPOSALS. IT IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF

TASMANIA THAT WE BE ABLE TO CO-OPERATE TOGETHER

TO ACHIEVE OUR COMMON INTEREST OF DOING WHAT IS BEST

FOR ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS IN TASMANIA.

MEETING TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND INFORMATION ON ALL THE

ALTERNATIVES IS AN IMPORTANT STARTING POINT IN OBTAINING

THAT CO-OPERATION.

( s i g n e d ) BOB HAWKE MP

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

P a rlia m e n t H o u s e , C a n b e rra , A C T . 2 6 0 0