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Tuesday, 19 November 1974
Page: 2476

Senator JESSOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I ask a question of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am reminded by Senator Coleman's first question today about suntan oil of a report that I heard on a commercial radio station in South Australia yesterday to the effect that a number of Australian tourists were arrested and jailed following nude sunbathing in Bali, Indonesia. Has the Minister received a report on this incident from his Department? If so, can he give details to the Senate? In view of the increasing numbers of Australian tourists of all types who visit that area, will the Minister consider establishing a consulate in Bali in order to advise Australian visitors on local customs and also to assist local authorities if such incidents should occur?

Senator WILLESEE -I am sure that if we set up a consulate in Bali there would be plenty of applicants for the job. I am afraid I cannot help the honourable senator any further. I have not received any report. I cannot even give him the bare facts.

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