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Thursday, 9 December 1976
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Mr Bungey asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(   1 ) Have there been any discussions between Australian Ministers or officials and Indonesian Ministers or officials concerning the future of Christmas Island after phosphate mining is finished. If so, were there any proposals discussed which involved the transfer of Christmas Island from Australian control.

(2)   Has the future control of Christmas Island been discussed with any other countries; if so, which countries.

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

(1)   and (2) During this Government's period in office, there have been no discussions with Indonesian Ministers or officials nor with any other countries on the future of Christmas Island.

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