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Tuesday, 26 November 1985
Page: 2297

Senator BUTTON (Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce)(10.25) —Senator Peter Baume is correct in saying that there has been some interest in this matter. The Department of the Special Minister of State appointed a group of consultants specialising in office equipment and micro-processing tech- nology to look into the matter. The group reported to the Special Minister of State (Mr Young) on 19 November, seven days ago.

Senator Peter Baume —Who were they?

Senator BUTTON —I do not know. The question of compatibility, of course, had to be addressed in any such study. I think that the Department is as aware as he or I of the importance of it.