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Thursday, 5 December 1974
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Mr Snedden asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has the Minister sighted a copy of the report on racial discrimination prepared by social work students at Sydney University and submitted to the Attorney-General which alleges that 1 7 out of 25 estate agents surveyed between March and May 1 974 would not rent homes to Aborigines.

(2)   If so, what action has he taken or does he intend to take on the findings in the report


Mr Bryant - The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs has provided the following reply to the right honourable member's questions:

(   1 ) Yes.

(2)   The Racial Discrimination Bill now before the Senate provides that such discrimination will be expressly declared unlawful by virtue of clause 12 and civil proceedings may be brought against estate agents refusing to rent homes because of the applicants being Aborigines.







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