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Thursday, 8 June 1989
Page: 3704


Senator CRICHTON-BROWNE(6.27) —I will not pursue it any more. I will conclude by saying that I noticed that Senator Button made the point that the advantage of having part of the operation located in Sydney is so that those who do not need to be in Jabiru can be in Sydney. It is not without significance to note that in 1985-86 when there were 65 permanent employees in the Office of the Supervising Scientist travel took up $400,460 out of a budget of $5.535m. The Minister is telling me that people are living in Sydney because there is no need for them to be up in the Northern Territory. There is an enormous amount of travel between Sydney and the Northern Territory.

Bills agreed to.

Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3), Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2), Excise Tariff Amendment Bill, Customs Tariff (Coal Export Duty) Amendment Bill, Customs Tariff (Uranium Concentrate Export Duty) Amendment Bill, Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 3), and the Bounty (Ships) Bill reported without amendment or requests; Subsidy Legislation Amendment Bill reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title; report adopted.