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Wednesday, 12 April 1989
Page: 1493

(Question No. 897)

Senator Archer asked the Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 9 March 1989:

(1) What was the total expenditure, not covered in Budget Paper No. 4, both recurring and capital, of the Minister's department and authorities within his portfolio, for the financial years 1986-87 and 1987-88 by individual States.

Senator Robert Ray —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) The information sought is detailed and is not readily available. I am not prepared to authorise the use of the considerable resources required to answer the question as it stands.