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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 155

(Question No. 2528)


Mr Leo McLeay asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 19 November 1985:

What is the procedure used in the Minister's office to respond to petitions referred by the House of Representatives.


Mr Hawke —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The primary avenue for the consideration of petitions is through their presentation to Parliament. In the case of the House of Representatives, copies of petitions on matters for whose administration I am responsible are referred to me in accordance with standing order No. 132, primarily for information purposes, and my Department gives such petitions appropriate consideration.