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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4631


Mr Whitlam asked the. Prime ' Minister, upon notice: .' ,. .

What steps have been 'taken to secure " membership of he Agricultural' Council. Forestry Council (Hansard.' nth August 1 9'71 . page' 175). Health Ministers Council, Minerals Council (Hansard. 20lh August 1971, page 491). Transport Advisory Council and Water Resources Council (Hansard, 17th August 1971.' page 175) for the Minister for the Environment. Aborigines and the Arts.


Mr McMahon * - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows: lt is the practice for a Commonwealth Minister who is a member of a Commonwealth /State Mtn- ,isterial body of the kind, listed in' the. honourable member's question lo represent, in addition to. his own departmental interests, any other associated Commonwealth interests. In 'appropriate- circumstances -and with the concurrence of the Ministerial members, arrangements could be made. ,for other Commonwealth and State Ministers to attend a ' meeting' and participate in the' discussion ./ items which relate to their portfolios.







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