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Wednesday, 10 October 1973
Page: 1904


Mr Lloyd asked the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

Is it the intention of the Government to concentrate all aspects of animal quarantine and health, including live animal and semen imports and exports, in one Commonwealth Department; if so, which Department.


Mr Grassby - The Minister for Primary Industry has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The whole matter of Veterinary responsibilities within the Australian Government is under consideration at the present time and it is expected that a decision will be made in the near future. At the present time responsibilities are divided between various departments and the Government has under consideration the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Health to bring most of its veterinary activities under one Department.







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