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Thursday, 29 March 1979
Page: 1321

Mr HAYDEN (Oxley) (Leader of the Opposition) - The Opposition welcomes the presentation of the Australian Science and Technology Council reports, particularly additional volumes IB and 2 of its overview report 'Science and Technology in Australia 1977-78'. The reports contribute a great deal of detailed information and seem to be valuable contributions to consideration of the development of a wide range of science policy. Obviously because of the time which has been available to me to consider these documents any observations I make will have to be preliminary. Nonetheless, I repeat that the Opposition welcomes the presentation of the ASTEC reports.

Mr Malcolm Fraser - I would be grateful if the Leader of the Opposition could excuse me. I would normally listen to him but I have an engagement I -

Mr HAYDEN - On the contrary, I am shocked that you would even apologise.

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