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Tuesday, 9 May 1972
Page: 1494

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

Could the Commonwealth Arbitration Commission decision to lift the ban on the oil tanker Texaco Skandanavia' be interpreted to mean that foreign-owned tankers can deliver at will on the Australian coast while Australian-crewed tankers face redundancy.

Senator COTTON The Minister for Shipping and Transport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

As the honourable senator's question calls for an expression of opinion and for an interpretation of a legal judgment, I do not propose to answer the question.

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