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Wednesday, 30 November 1960

Mr CAIRNS (YARRA, VICTORIA) - My question is addressed to the Attorney-General. Is he aware that Australia's bauxite reserves, including the most extensive in the world, those at Weipa in Queensland, have come under the control, for a period of many years, of Consolidated Zinc Corporation Limited or British Aluminium Company Limited?

Is he also aware that Australia's only aluminium processing plant has been sold to the Zinc Corporation, a company which now proposes to set up a plant almost ten times as large in New Zealand? Is it also a fact that Zinc Corporation has sold a half share in its New Zealand aluminium operations to the Kaiser Aluminium and Chemical Corporation of the United States of America, that British Aluminium is controlled by the American Reynolds Metal Company and that Kaiser and Reynolds are interlocked-

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