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Wednesday, 29 September 1971
Page: 1702


Mr Hansen asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Are Commonwealth aid funds being used to build a large luxury type tourist hotel at Bali?

(2)   If so, what amount has been contributed by the Commonwealth, and over what period have the contributions been made?


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   See answer to previous question.

United Nations Charter: Review (Question No. 4140)


Dr Everingham asked the Minister for

Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   In view of the United Nations request for suggestions by 1st July 1972 regarding review of the United Nations Charter, will the Government publish a summary of the issues which the Australian public should discuss and upon which Australians should make submissions to him before the Government decides whether or not to accede to the request.

(2)   Will the Government request the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs to call for these submissions at public hearings and to report thereon to Parliament before the Government decision is taken.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The honourable member is referred to the answer given to his question No. 3422 on 19th August 1971.

Papua: Visit by Select Committee (Question No. 4143)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

Why did he wait till 19th August 1971 to bring the attention of the Prime Minister to the motion passed by the Papua New Guinea House of Assembly on 4th June 1971 requesting an early visit to Papua by a select committee of the Australian Parliament (Hansard, 25th August 1971, page 670 and 7th September 1971, page 899).


Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

It was necessary to give the resolution of the House of Assembly full and proper consideration.

Immigration: Settlers from South Africa (Question No. 3696)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

How many of the (a) 307 assisted settlers and (b) 486 unassisted settlers from South Africa in 1969-70 were of (i) European, (ii) partly European and (iii) non-European descent.


Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   With the possible exception of a very small number of non-European dependent family members of European family heads who have not been recorded statistically as such, all the 307 assisted settlers from South Africa in 1969-70 were European.

(b)   The 486 unassisted settlers were comprised as follows:

 







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