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Tuesday, 22 March 1966


Mr Whitlam m asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

On what dates, by what means and with what results have communications passed between the British and Australian Governments concerning the application to and by the Australian States of

(a)   the Convention relating to the Limitation of the Liability of the Owners of Sea-going Ships, 1957,

(b)   the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, (c) the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to the Carriage of Passengers by Sea, 1961, and (d) the amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1962?


Mr Harold Holt - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows -

No communications have passed between the British and Australian Governments concerning the application of these Conventions to and by the Australian States.







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