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NUCLEAR ATTACK--CIVIL DEFENCE PROGRAMME--PROPOSED SELECT COMMITTEE

The Acting Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Mason), pursuant to notice, moved--

(1) That a Select Committee of the Senate be appointed to inquire into and report upon all aspects of the civil defence programme against nuclear attack, with particular reference to--

(a) location and numbers of underground nuclear attack shelters; and (b) identification of and planning for areas in peripheral regions of major Australian cities in which inexpensive civil defence activity might greatly assist in the saving of life in the event of nuclear attack.

(2) That provisions relating to membership, powers and proceedings of the Committee be contained in a subsequent Resolution.

Ordered--That the debate be adjourned till a later hour of the day, and that Senator Mason have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.