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Thursday, 25 November 1971
Page: 3772

Mr Scholes asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

On what date was the most recent proposal to' redistribute electoral boundaries fa) announced to the Parliament and (b) adopted.

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

(a)   In a Ministerial Statement relating to Referendum' Proposals the Prime Minister on 23rd February 1967 (Hansard, page 115) said:

Whatever may be the fate of the referendum we are resolved that there shall be a redistribution of electoral boundaries during the life of this Parliament.'

(b)   The most recent proposals to redistribute electoral boundaries were approved - by the House of Representatives on 25th September 1968, 26th September 1968 and 26th November 1968. ----- by the- Senate on 9th October 1968. 10th

October 1968 and 28th November 1968.

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