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Wednesday, 7 March 1973
Page: 351


Mr Garland asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Will he provide details of the list of Cabinet committees which it is understood was handed to the Press at his Press conference on 9th January 1973.

(2)   Will he keep the House at least as equally informed as the media in respect of such matters pertaining to his Government.

(3)   Will he provide the information contained in all handouts to the House; if not, will he distribute the information to members with other Press releases.


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

(1)   Details of the composition of the Standing Committees of Cabinet are:

Economic Committee

Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Secondary Industry

Minister for Social Security

Treasurer

Attorney-General and Minister for Customs and Excise

Special Minister of State

Minister for Northern Development

Minister for Labour

Minister for Urban and Regional Development

Minister assisting the Treasurer

Minister for Primary Industry

Minister for Minerals and Energy

Welfare Committee

Minister for Social Security

Treasurer

Minister for the Media

Minister for Repatriation

Minister for Labour

Minister for Education

Minister for Tourism and Recreation

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Minister for Immigration

Minister for Health

Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee

Prime Minister

Minister for Defence

Minister for Overseas Trade

Treasurer

Attorney-General

Special Minister of State

Minister for Repatriation

Minister for Minerals and Energy

Minister for External Territories

Urban and Regional Development Committee

Prime Minister

Treasurer

Minister for Services and Property

Minister for Urban and Regional Development

Minister for Transport

Minister for Works

Minister for Housing

Minister for the Capital Territory and Minister for the Northern Territory

Postmaster-General

Minister for the Environment and Conservation

Legislation Committee

Deputy Prime Minister

Attorney-General

Special Minister of State

Minister for Services and Property

Minister for the Capital Territory and Minister for the Northern Territory

(2)   and (3) The Government Public Relations Office circulates to each honourable member statements issued to the Press by me. As I indicated in answer to Question No. 130 (Hansard, page 276) every effort is made to ensure that all members receive Ministers' Press releases promptly.







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