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Transcript 7120

TRANSCRIOPT OF PRIME MINISTERS COMMENTS AT GOVERMENT HOUSE MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 1987

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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

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Release Date: 16/02/1987

Release Type: Interview

Transcript ID: 7120

TRANSCRIPT OF PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENTS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE
MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 1987
-JOURNALIST:--(-i. naudible
PM: Don.' t you understand that if Senator Grimes leaves then
someone has to move into the Ministry of Community Services. By
definition there has to be someone moving into that. By moving
someone into that there is a vacancy from where that person came.
Very simple.
JOURNALIST: I was just wondering why Senator Tate just didn't go
straight into that role?
o. PM: The Community Services portfolio. was held by the fourth
senior member of the Cabinet, a Cabinet position. I don't bring
in someone who has just come into the Ministry and put them in
the Cabinet.
ends Q.

Transcript 7120