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Thursday, 28 August 1980
Page: 972

The following notices were given:

Mr Morristo move ; That this House ;

(1)   regrets that a further $8m of taxpayers' money is to be spent on, and 51 service personnel occupied in, operating 2 Boeing 707 aircraft. Registered Nos A20-624 and A20-627 used by the Prime Minister;

(2)   deplores the expenditure of at least SI 50,000 exclusive of the cost of surface transport and facilities, accommodation and incidental items which will be incurred when the Prime Minister departs on his 23rd international safari on 30 August 1980, and

(3)   condemns this Government for its continuing waste and extravagance in the use of VIP aircraft in Australia and abroad.

Mr Groomto move ;

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 and by reason of the urgent nature of the work, it is expedient that the following proposed work be carried out without having been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, namely, the upgrading for international services of Townsville airport, Queensland.

Mr Burnsto move ;

That, in the opinion of this House, legislation should be introduced to provide as tax deductions donations to -

(1)   the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, Parkville, Victoria, the Sir Colin MacKenzie Fauna Park, Healesville, Victoria and the Werribee Zoological Park, Werribee, Victoria, controlled by the Zoological Board of Victoria;

(2)   the Taronga Zoo, Mosman, New South Wales and the Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales, controlled by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales;

(3)   the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, South Australia, controlled by the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia, and

(4)   the Perth Zoological Gardens, Western Australia, controlled by the Zoological Gardens Board, Western Australia.

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