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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2064


Senator GARETH EVANS (Minister for Resources and Energy)(12.05) —There is one claim which covers the whole of the area from the Jawoyn people. One such claim is expected in the Gimbat-Goodparla lease area. I take on board the other points Senator Kilgariff has made. If he wants an explanation of the reference to the 13 agreements in Galarrwuy Yunupingu's letter, the answer in short, as I understand it, is that they all relate-with the exception of the Uranerz agreement-to licence applications that were made before the 1976 legislation came into force. So it relates to the pre-existing regime rather than to the one that has been in force under the Fraser Government legislation. That is the explanation for that.

Bills agreed to.

Bills reported without amendment; report adopted.