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Wednesday, 4 April 1973
Page: 1118


Mr Garland asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Did he request his Ministers to discover the secret documents not published by the McMahon and previous Governments; if so, what is the list of the documents so discovered.

(2)   Is it proposed that they should all be tabled; if not, why not in each case.

(3)   Has the Treasury report on price control been completed; if so, is it regarded as such a document.

(4)   Will he arrange for this document to be tabled in the House.

(5)   Will he give an assurance that it is entirely a Treasury document without deletion or amendment.


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

(1)   to (5) In pursuance of undertakings given prior to the elections to keep the Australian people informed of the facts and of the choices before them, lists of reports not published by the McMahon and previous Governments in recent years have been drawn up with a view to considering release. Some papers have already been released and consideration is being given to the release of more. If the honourable member wishes particularly to nominate a specific report for release I shall be glad to arrange for his request to receive early attention.

Northern Territory: Urban Land Control (Question No. 211)


Mr Calder (NORTHERN TERRITORY) asked the Minister for the

Northern Territory upon notice:

In view of the support given by the then Labor Opposition to the McMahon Government's proposals for constitutional reform in the Northern Territory and the introduction of a new Department of Urban and Regional Development, will the Government abide by that part of the offer made to the Legislative Council which proposed that control of urban land would come under a Territory executive.


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

The Labor Opposition always supported a general proposal for constitutional reform in the Northern Territory. At theclose of the last Parliament the previous Government's proposals for constitutional reform in the Northern Territory were being considered by the Legislative Council. The Legislative Council has since . sought the present Government's attitude to administrative and constitutional reform for the Northern Territory and there have been several discussions between members of the Legislative Council and myself. I have also suggested the possibility of establishing a Joint Parliamentary Committee to involve Parliament in issues affecting: the Territory. The question of the control of urban land is under consideration.







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