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Thursday, 27 November 1986
Page: 2929

Senator GRIMES (Minister for Community Services)(9.21) —I have no argument with any of the figures that Senator Michael Baume has given. I cannot check them and I have no argument with them. I merely point out that it is a bit hard to blame the poor old Department. It has been the policy of all governments for 60 years that coastal cargoes should be carried in Australian controlled and Australian flag vessels. Maybe governments ought to do something about it rather than the Department.