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Wednesday, 19 October 1983
Page: 1917

Mr HAWKE (Prime Minister) —I inform the House that the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan) is leaving Australia today to attend a general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris from 24 to 28 October and to hold discussions in other European capitals on education and youth policy issues. Senator Ryan will return to Australia on 6 November. In her absence the Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button) will act as Minister for Education and Youth Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women. The Minister for Finance (Mr Dawkins) continues to represent Senator Ryan in this chamber.