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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4640


Mr Calwell asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice: fi) What is the latest estimated population of Canberra.

(2)   What is the total expenditure by. the Commonwealth of Australia on the foundation and development of Canberra to date.


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

(1)   On 30th June 1971 the population of Canberra was estimated to be 141,575. '

(2)   From an examination of available records it has been broadly estimated that tuta! . ' capital expenditure by the Commonwealth . on the development of Canberra since 1901 has been of the order of $700m.







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