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Thursday, 13 October 1983
Page: 1701

Mr HODGMAN —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) notes with concern attempts by the Soviet Union through the Soviet foreign trade Deputy Minister Nikolia Smeljakov, at the Australia-USSR mixed commission on trade and economic co-operation, to resurrect the Tasmanian floating-dock proposal; and

(2) calls on the Government not to entertain the said proposal and not to take any action in respect to the same without full and proper consultation with the Government of the State of Tasmania.