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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 363

(Question No. 325)


Senator Watson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services, upon notice, on 29 May 1985:

As a gesture of goodwill to Tasmania, will the Federal Government undertake to return Tasman Island to the Tasmanian people at a nominal price rather than the commercial price presently being asked.


Senator Gietzelt —The Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

On 31 May 1985 I offered Tasman Island for sale to the State of Tasmania for the nominal sum of $100.