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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 686

Mr GILES (WAKEFIELD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Has the Minister for Post and Telecommunications seen some overseas postage stamps which focus attention on the damage that can be caused by the use of hard drugs? Does the Minister see value in using postage stamps as a warning to drug users in Australia? If he does, is he prepared to recommend the general concept of those stamps to Australia Post?

Mr STALEY (CHISHOLM, VICTORIA) (Minister for Post and Telecommunications) - The sorts of stamps which are appropriate in some cultures may not always be appropriate in Australia. Nevertheless, I think the idea of the Australian Postal Commission looking at the suggestion sympathetically to see whether there is an appropriate stamp which could assist in the drive against drug abuse is a useful one. Therefore, I will ask the Commission to have a look at it.

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