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Wednesday, 27 March 1985
Page: 1017

Mr HODGMAN(4.39) —As shadow Minister for Housing and Construction, on behalf of the Opposition I indicate our support for this reference. As the Minister for Housing and Construction (Mr West) has pointed out, the Committee has already taken much of the evidence. We hope that the Committee will be able to facilitate the completion of its report fairly speedily.

There is only one matter to which I want to refer simply by way of comparison-I note the presence in the chamber of two of our Queensland members, the honourable member for Petrie (Mr Hodges) and the honourable member for Moncrieff (Mrs Sullivan)-and to jog the Minister's memory, as I promised I would. It is analogous to this motion and relates to the question of the Townsville Airport. I ask the Minister: Will he please apply the same diligence to the facilities so urgently required at Townsville Airport as he has applied to the provision of the facilities at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport in the electorate of the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr Lionel Bowen)?

Question resolved in the affirmative.