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Tuesday, 30 May 1989
Page: 3069

(Question No. 889)


Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 9 March 1989:

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 Button —The Minister for Industrial Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

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