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Wednesday, 10 October 1984
Page: 1607

(Question No. 997)

Senator Colston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 21 August 1984:

For each Australian High Commission and Embassy which

(a) have no toilet facilities for visitors to the High Commission or Embassy, and

(b) have such facilities.

Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) the following Australian missions do not have special toilet facilities for visitors:

Abu Dhabi; Accra; Algiers; Ankara; Apia; Bombay; Bonn; Brasilia; Caracas; Chicago; Dublin; Geneva; Harare; Holy See; Hong Kong; Honiara; Houston; Islamabad; Johannesburg; Kingston; Kuwait; Lagos; London; Los Angeles; Lusaka; Madrid; Manila; Milan; Montreal; Nairobi; Nauru; New Delhi; Osaka; Ottawa; Rangoon; Rio de Janeiro; Riyadh; Shanghai; Tehran; Toronto; Vienna; Vila.

At most of these missions, however, staff facilities are made available at request. This normally entails the visitor being escorted to and from the toilet facilities as they are usually located behind the protective security barrier.

(b) The following Australian missions have special toilet facilities for visitors:

Amman; Athens; Auckland; Baghdad; Bahrain; Bali; Bangkok; Beirut; Belgrade; Berlin; Berne; Brunei; Brussels; Buenos Aires; Cairo; Capetown; Colombo; Copenhagen; Dhaka; Damascus; Dar es Salaam; Hanoi; Honolulu; Jakarta; Jeddah; Kathmandu; Kuala Lumpur; Lima; Lisbon; Malta; Mexico City; Moscow; New York C. G .; New York U.N.; Nicosia; Noumea; Nuku'Alofa; Paris; Peking; Port Louis; Port Moresby; Pretoria; Rome; San Francisco; Santiago; Seoul; Singapore; Stockholm; Suva; Tarawa; Tel Aviv; The Hague; Tokyo; Vancouver; Vientiane; Warsaw; Washington; Wellington.