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Monday, 28 April 1980
Page: 1867

Senator Colston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Post and Telecommunications, upon notice, on 26 March 1 980:

Were there any formal or informal discussions between Australia Post and any member of the Government, or any public servant briefed by the Government, or any other person so briefed, in relation to the possible cancellation of the issue of stamps to commemorate the 1980 Olympic Games; if so, what are the details of such discussions.

Senator Chaney - The Minister for Post and Telecommunications has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Yes. I informed the Chairman of the Australian Postal Commission of the Government's view of the possible issue of stamps in relation to the Moscow Olympic Games. The Chairman of the Australian Postal Commission informed me that the Commission considered that advice at its meeting on 1 1 March 1980 and had decided to abandon its proposed stamp issue for the Moscow Olympic Games.

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