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Tuesday, 10 April 1973
Page: 1287

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Tourism and Recreation, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Government taken any action to promote Phillip Island as a tourist centre.

(2)   If not, what action is planned.

Mr Stewart (LANG, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Tourism and Recreation) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The promotion of tourist resorts and attractions within Australia is currently the responsibility of the respective State Governments.

International promotion of Australian tourist attractions is carried out by the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Tourist Commission. Phillip Island is included in the Commission's marketing activities overseas through its films, publications and advertising campaigns. Emphasis is placed on the uniqueness of the fairy penguins which frequent the Island. For example, details of Phillip Island are included in the Australian Travel and Accommodation Guide and in a recent Commission film 'Australia, Big Country, Big Welcome'.

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