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Questions Day 2 - Wednesday 26 February 1992



Questions Day 2 - Wednesday 26 February 1992

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Parliamentary Record 8


Questions for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994




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QUESTIONS - Wednesday 26 February 1992 A bill is being prepared at this time. That will be discussed in Cabinet very soon, before being brought before this House. That bill concerns the Territory's ability to prevent, through legislation, the establishment of a manufacturing base for the production of such film in the Territory and to restrict the commercial copying of such film. Operation Trojan Mr EDE to CHIEF MINISTER Given that the Fergusson River drug trial has concluded, does the Chief Minister agree that there is absolutely no legal impediment to lifting the suppression order on those pages of the Mulholland report which refer to Operation Trojan? ANSWER Yes, I agree. Club Mediterranee Mr POOLE to MINISTER for INDUSTRIES and DEVELOPMENT Over the past 12 months or so there have been several media reports about Club Mediterranee being interested in establishing a tourist venture in northern Australia, possibly in the Northern Territory. Is the minister able to say whether Club Mediterranee has made any decision in this regard? ANSWER Mr Speaker, it is pleasing to have a question about new developments in the Northern Territory. My department was first approached by Club Mediterranee's marketing and development manager early last year when it was considering developing a holiday resort in northern Australia. Club Mediterranee has 140 resorts worldwide and recently purchased 2 small French airlines. Because of its reputation and very effective marketing programs, it was seen as an ideal operator to encourage into the Northern Territory. Company representatives toured the north-west of Western Australia and the Territory last year, looking at prospective areas. At about the same time, the company announced plans to buy Lindeman Island and build a $45m resort there, and to buy land at Byron Bay for a $50m to $80m resort. Effectively, this held up any development plans in northern Australia. The company turned its attention then to organising an Australian tour which would take in major highlights throughout the nation with an emphasis on attractions in the Northern Territory. Club Mediterranee has undertaken 3 visits to the Territory, the latest of which was to finalise arrangements for the tour package. It is proposed that Qantas and Ansett be the carriers for a 15- to 16-night tour which enters Australia via Melbourne, exits through Cairns or Sydney and includes 7 nights in the Northern Territory. Visitors on the Australian tour will arrive early on a Sunday or Monday in Melbourne, where they will spend 1 night. They will fly to Sydney the following day, spend 2 nights there and then fly to Ayers Rock. One night each will be spent at Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen, Alice Springs and in Kakadu National Park. There will be 2 nights in Darwin before they fly to Cairns for 2 nights and then through to Lindeman Island for 4 or 5 nights. The Territory is, therefore, a big winner in this tour package. 684

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