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Thursday, 31 May 1984
Page: 2290


Senator WALSH (Minister for Resources and Energy)(9.14) — Senator Sir John Carrick has pointed to one of the reasons himself, of course. The abolition of the Uranium Advisory Council which had six people attached to it has now reduced the requirements of the Uranium and Nuclear Division. The central office was reorganised last year. The reorganisation involved the restructuring and transferring of some functions and responsibilities between divisions and branches. This was associated to some extent with the transfer of administrative functions and interchanges from the Department of Trade, the Department of Resources and Energy and other departments. Senator Sir John Carrick's final question was whether the Government would consider re- establishing the Uranium Advisory Council. I suppose the Government can consider anything but there is no proposal to do it at this stage.