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Monday, 22 October 1973
Page: 2404


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is directed to the Prime Minister. I refer him to the long and protracted negotiations between the New South Wales Government and the Australian Government concerning the responsibility for removing and appropriate action to remove 3 wrecks - the 'Sydney Queen' and 2 other vessels - from the public beach at Trial Bay. I ask him whether a previous assurance given to me that Commonwealth assistance would be forthcoming in this matter will be honoured. If so, when will action be taken? Will consideration be given to this matter with a view to removing the wrecks before the coming holiday season?


Mr Whitlam - The Minister for Transport will answer the question.


Mr CHARLES JONES (NEWCASTLE, VICTORIA) (Minister for Transport) - Authority has been given and approved by me to remove the wrecks.


Mr Whitlam - And conveyed by me to the Premier.


Mr CHARLES JONES - It has been conveyed by the Prime Minister to the Premier. I think the removal of the wrecks will be at Commonwealth expense.







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