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The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt) tabled the following Papers:

Australian War Memorial-Certain matters concerning the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Air Vice-Marshal J. J. Flemming, A.O., D.F.C., A.M. (U.S.), F.A.I.M.-

Report, by Mr A. C. C. Menzies, O.B.E., dated 24 December 1986.

Copies of letters (2) between Air Vice-Marshal Flemming and the Acting Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Mr T. Uren) relating to the Report, dated 6 January 1987 and 12 January 1987, respectively.

News release on the termination of appointment of the Director of the Australian War Memorial by the Acting Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Mr T. Uren), dated 19 January 1987.

Senator Gietzelt, by leave, made a statement relating to the Papers and moved-That the Senate take note of the Papers.

Debate ensued.

On the motion of Senator Peter Baume the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.