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Senator Erich Abetz and a Launceston to Hobart Chartered Flight. Why? Answer the question: As a Minister of the Crown, why was it required of you to charter a flight from Launceston to Hobart on the 8th August 2014 at a cost of some $1,850 ... ?

Why is this important?

Abetz has refused to answer any communication on the matter. See Tasmanian Times “Dear Senator Abetz ...” by J.B.Hawkins published 25 /7 /2018 ( http://oldtt.pixelkey.biz/index.php/article/dear-senator-abetz- ).

All Freedom of Information requests have been blocked or sidelined by the Ombudsman and the Freedom of Information Dispute Resolution Office.

Abetz was trying to keep away from the press after linking Abortion with Breast Cancer in a television interview in Sydney. It could be suggested that the charter flight allowed him to enter Hobart unobserved on a Friday night.

It is important that our political masters can be held to account.

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*John Hawkins was born and educated in England. He has lived in Tasmania for 13 years. He is the author of “Australian Silver 1800–1900” and “Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking” and “The Hawkins Zoomorphic Collection” as well as “The Al Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold” and nearly 100 articles on the Australian Decorative Arts. He is a Past President and Life Member of The Australian Art & Antique Dealers Association. John has lived in Australia for 50 years and is 75 this year. In two of the world’s longest endurance marathons and in the only teams to ever complete these two events, he drove his four-in-hand team from Melbourne to Sydney in 1985 and from Sydney to Brisbane in 1988.