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Wednesday, 27 November 1974
Page: 2825

Senator COLEMAN (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for the Capital Territory. The Minister has been made aware of the demonstration yesterday by members of the Women's Electoral Lobby and others at the Canberra Rex Hotel. As segregation is the worst form of discrimination and in view of the terms of the liquor ordinance, will the Minister advise whether the owners or the management or both are contravening the ordinance? If so, will he advise what action he will take to ensure that this type of discrimination and segregation does not continue at the Canberra Rex Hotel or at any other hotel in the Australian Capital Territory?

Senator WILLESEE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Foreign Affairs) -I will have to refer this to the Minister. As I generally understand the position- 1 would be subject to correction- bars are open to all sexes and to all people. Sometimes by custom some people are excluded. That is not very helpful, I know, lt is my general impression ofthe situation. I will refer the question to the Minister and get a full reply.

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