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Thursday, 17 March 1966

Mr BOSMAN (ST GEORGE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Works. I refer to the question of the electricity supply to the projected improvements to Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport, and the rejection by the Government of the application by St. George County Council to supply its legal entitlement of the power within its franchise area. Is the Minister aware of a similar case heard in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the months of April and May of 1964 in which a unanimous decision of the judges rejected an attempt by the Macleay County Council to supply power in a similar manner to that intended by the Sydney County Council per medium of the Commonwealth Department of Works? Is he also aware that the High Court refused leave to appeal against that decision? Is the Minister aware that the present responsible Minister in New South Wales has indicated -

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