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Thursday, 22 May 1980
Page: 3210

Mr Holding asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 20 February 1980:

(   1 ) Has he received representations from the Young Liberals regarding (a) questions on the Notice Paper of both Houses, (b) changes to Parliamentary committees, (c) citizen-initiated referenda, (d) presentation of annual reports to Parliament by Federal Departments and authorities, (e) 'sunset' legislation, (f) private members' bills, (g) free availability of Hansard and (h) the decline of Parliamentary authority over executive government.

(2)   If so, what were the recommendations contained within those representations.

(3)   Will he ascertain whether the Presiding Officers of the Parliament have received any similar representations regarding parliamentary reform from the Young Liberals.

Mr Malcolm Fraser - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   to (3) The issues referred to by the honourable member were raised by the Federal President of the Young Liberal Movement in an address to the 31st State Convention of the Queensland Young Liberals on 27 January 1 980.

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