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Wednesday, 11 December 1974
Page: 3458

Senator Missen asked the Minister for the Media, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has the mailing list for the booklet 'Australia in Facts and Figures', published by the Australian Information Service, been closed; if so, why.

(   2 ) Is publication of the booklet to cease; if so, why.

(3)   Has the booklet provided a useful public service, in a convenient form, over a considerable period of time.

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) Much of the information provided in the past by 'Australia in Facts and Figures', is now available from other sources. Publication will therefore be discontinued in order to conserve funds for other purposes.

(3)   'Australia in Facts and Figures' has been well received by the public.

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