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Tuesday, 11 September 1973
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Mr Lloyd (MURRAY, VICTORIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   How many applications have been received by each of the State authorities for each category of the Fruitgrowing Industry Reconstruction Scheme.

(2)   How many applications are still pending.

(3)   In how many cases has there been (a) acceptance, or (b) rejection by growers.

(4)   How many acres of (a) peach, and (b) pear trees have been removed under the Scheme.

(5)   What sum has the Government paid to growers to date.

(6)   What is the average price per acre paid to growers in each category in each State.


Dr Patterson - The Minister for Primary Industry has provided the following answers to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Application received to 31.7.1973-

 

(2)   484 at 31.7.1973.

(3)   (a) 230 at 31.7.1973; (b) 28 at 31.7.1973.

(4)   (a) 276 at 31.7.1973; (b) 163 at 31.7.1973.

(5)   $202, 327 at 31.7.1973.

(6)   Average rate of assistance per acre to 31.7.1973:

 

Conservation Groups: Financial Assistance (Question No. 836)


Mr Lynch asked the Minister for the

Environment and Conservation, upon notice:

(1)   From which organisations has he received requests for financial assistance.

(2)   What level of financial assistance was requested in each case.


Dr Cass (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) (Minister for the Environment and Conservation) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Applications have not yet been invited from conservation groups for the $100,000 allocated for this purpose in the Budget. Guidelines are being prepared and will be published prior to applications for grants being invited.

Proposed Bureau of Environmental Studies (Question No. 837)


Mr Lynch asked the Minister for the

Environment and Conservation, upon notice:

(1)   Is it the Government's intention to establish a Bureau of Environmental Studies.

(2)   If so, what action has he taken towards the establishment of the proposed bureau.


Dr Cass - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

A proposal for the establishment of a Bureau of Environmental Studies is at present under consideration by the Government.

Yuendumu: Proposed Police Station (Question No. 257)


Mr Calder asked the Minister for Aboriginal

Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Is it a fact that the proposed police station for Yuendumu is not to be constructed; if so, why.

(2)   Can he say whether a majority of the people at Yuendumu want a police station.

(3)   If the position is as stated, what are the objections to the building of a police station at Yuendumu.

(4)   Will he have investigated the real desires of the people at Yuendumu and take into account that objections may come from a small vocal group.


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

(1)   to (4) A firm decision has now been taken that the construction of the police station at Yuendumu shall proceed. On my instructions this project was deferred because I wished to be sure that the Aboriginal community at Yuendumu did in fact want resident police facilities. I discussed the subject with the Yuendumu Council which confirmed its wish to have a local police station. For this reason I have agreed to the project.







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