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Tuesday, 15 March 2005
Page: 8

Senator ABETZ (Special Minister of State) (1:03 PM) —As I understand it, the concessional loans—given the nature of loans—are for infrastructure. That would be the purpose of the loans and they would not be for the sort of immediate help and other matters that were raised. As I understand it, it is split into two lots of $500 million, and the $500 million by way of loans will be for infrastructure.