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Thursday, 5 December 1985
Page: 3065


Senator BUTTON (Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce)(5.58) —The answer to Senator Puplick's question is that a number of additional Customs officers were made available earlier this year for general surveillance duties. There has, of course, been no special allocation in respect of inward duty free shopping, as there is yet no legislation in respect of inward duty free shopping. I indicate that the Government does not accept the Opposition's argument for reasons given earlier.

Question put:

That the clauses and Schedule stand as printed: