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Tuesday, 23 October 1984
Page: 2275

(Question No. 1116)

Senator Watson asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 7 September 1984:

Does the Government intend, following the recently announced retrenchment of approximately 600 coal miners in New South Wales by CRA Ltd, to heed the call of Mr Bob Kelly, General President of the Miners' Federation, for the Commonwealth Government to nationalise the coal mine in question, given the Government's commitment to unions, the prices and incomes accord and industrial democracy.

Senator Walsh —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows: