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Wednesday, 10 November 1976


Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister for Post and Telecommunications, upon notice:

(   1 ) What has been the result of investigations into the delivery of letter bombs to the Queensland Premier and the Prime Minister on 19 November 1975, the GovernorGeneral on 2 1 November 1 975 and the Prime Minister again on 25 November 1975.

(2)   Has any claim been made for the $20,000 reward offered by the Australian Postal Commission on 20 November 1975.

(3)   Have any charges been laid.


Mr Eric Robinson (MCPHERSON, QUEENSLAND) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The investigations into the delivery of letter bombs to the Queensland Premier, the Prime Minister and the Governor-General in November 1975 have been carried out by the Commonwealth, New South Wales and Queensland Police Forces and are continuing.

(2)   No claim has been made for the full reward of $20,000 but a smaller reward was made last year to a person who provided information of assistance to investigations.

(3)   As a result of investigations carried out by the Queensland Police, two children were dealt with by the Brisbane Childrens' Court for offences connected with a device addressed to the Prime Minister and intercepted on 25 November 1975. This is the only case of which I am aware where charges were subsequently laid.

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Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, upon notice:

When may I expect an answer to question No. 867.


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

Question No. 867 was answered on 2 November, 1976, {Hansard, 2 November 1976, page 2250).







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