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Simmons assured by Treasurer that Gulgong stays on $10 note



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Member for Calare DAVID SIMMONS, MP

211 Howick Street, {PO Box 717), Betharwt, 279S . Ph (663) 31-7711 (063) 31-4954

S I M M O N S A S S U R E D BY T R E A S D R K R THAT GIU.GONG STAYS ON $10 NOT E

A f t e r n u m e r o u s r e p r e s e n t a t i o n s a n d an e m o t i o n a l s p e e c h in the

P a r l i a m e n t , the M e m b e r for C a l a r e , D a v i d S i m m o n s , has won from

T r e a s u r e r K e a t i n g an a ss u r a n c e that G u l g o n g is to stay on the $10

Mr S i m m o n s was able to inform a d e l e g a t i o n of c o n c e r n e d cit izens

from G u l g o n g and M u d g e e of this b r e a k t h r o u g h whe n t h ey a r ri ve d in

C a n b e r r a t oday to lo bby support for the r e t e n t i o n of G u l g o n g and

" L a s t night I r e c e i v e d a letter from Mr K e at in g a s s u r i n g me that

the R e s e r v e Bank has 'no im me d ia te plans to cease i s s u i n g the Henry

L a w s o n / G u l g o n g note'," Mr Simmona said.

"I n t h a t l e t t e r it was c a t e g o r i c a l l y stated the new $10 note is

only a c o m m e m o r a t i v e issue for the B i c e n t e n n i a l , and it will not be

i s s u e d after this year.

"in a ddition, the G u l g o n g $10 note wil l c o n t i n u e to be issued this

year a l o n g s i d e the c o m m e m o r a t i v e n o t e , " Mr Sim mo ns said.

Ill the letter Mr K e a t i n g a p o l o g i s e d that he w ould be u nab le to meet

p e r s o n a l l y with the G u l g o n g / M u d g e e d e l e g a t i o n b e c a u s e of m e et in g s

r e g a r d i n g the May E c o n o m i c S t a t e m e n t .

H ow ever, a senior a d v i s o r to Mr K e a t i n g a t t e n d e d the m e e t i n g on the

T r e a s u r e r s b e h a l f .

The d e l e g a t i o n was led by Mudgee S hire Cou nc il p r e s i d e n t , Cr Arthu r

Brac ke nr ig , Mr Hugh B at ema n of the M u d g e e B u s i n e s s A s s o c i a t i o n , Mr

K e n B i r c h , m a n a g e r of 2 MG r a d i o s t a t i o n , a n d Cr Col Bailey of

G ul gong. . j

A r o u n d 55 m e m b e r s of the co mm u ni ty m a d e the j o u r n e y from M u d g e e and

G u l g o n g to take part in the d i s cu ss io ns , w h i c h were held in one of

the c o m m it t ee ro oms of the P ar l i a m e n t H o u s e ,

At t h e m e e t i n g , Mr S i m m o n s p r a i s e d the p e o p l e of G u l g o n g a n d

d i s t r i c t for their c om m i t m e n t to r e t a i n i n g the $10 note d e s i g n .

He s a i d t h e i r pe ti t io n, c on t a i n i n g ove r 3000 s i g n a t u r e s , and the

h u n d r e d s of letters of support c o n f i r m e d the stro ng o p p o s i t i o n to

the any change to the $10 n o t e , and the a d ve rs e e f f e c t s any such

C h a n g e w ou ld have on the community.

Mr S i m m o n s a d d e d in a n o t e of war ni ng , that the lett er from Mr

K e a t i n g i n d i c a t e d the R e s e r v e Bank is c o n s i d e r i n g r e p l a c i n g the

c u r r e n t s e r i e s of n o t e s in o r d e r to u p d a t e a n t i - c o u n t e r f e i t

May 20, 1988.

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He s a i d the c o m m u n i t y t h e r e f o r e n e e d s to r e m a i n v i g i l a n t to e n s u r e

t h a t G u l g o n g a n d H e n r y L a w s o n are r e t a i n e d on a n y new c u r r e n c y .

A f ull c o p y of Mr K e a t i n g ' s l e t t e r is a t t a c h e d .

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7 2 - 6 9 3 9 o r hie B a t h u r s t o f f i c e on (063) 3 1 - 7 7 1 1 .