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19 June 1998

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald
Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister for the Environment

(Note: A similar speech was given in Brisbane on 12 June 1998)

ASAC report and response

Now to some of the detail of the Government's response to ASAC's recommendations:


Transport Marine Science Continuation of the Antarctic Division's science program The challenge now is to effectively and efficiently implement all elements of the Government's response to ASAC's report.

Other developments that may be of interest to you include:

Illegal fishing

Clean up of past activities Protecting our Antarctic heritage Mawson's Huts Commercialisation TOAST TO ANARE (Brisbane only) PRESENTATION OF MEDALLIONS

(Note: In addition to the dinners in Melbourne and Brisbane, medallions were also presented at a short ceremony in Hobart on 19 June 1998)

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