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Thursday, 24 February 1977


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

(   1 ) Of which companies is the Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Commission a director or consultant.

(2)   Has the Chairman given the Government a declaration of his financial interests.


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

(1)   The Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Commission has informed me that he is not a director of or a consultant to any public company. He is a director of a small private family company.

(2)   No. Mr Norgard, like all members of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, is bound by the provisions of section 38 of the Broadcasting and Television Act 1942.

Final Report of the Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry (Question No. 2003)


Mr Moore (RYAN, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development, upon notice:

On what date was the Final Report of the Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry (a) placed in the hands of the printers, (b) available in printed form to the Commissioners of the Inquiry and (c) forwarded to him by the Commissioners.


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

I am informed by the Presiding Commissioner that the Final Report of the Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry was handed to the publishers on 6 August 1976 and by them to the printers shortly thereafter. The Report was finally available in printed form satisfactory to the Commission of Inquiry on 19 October 1976 and, after thorough checking by the Commissioners, was handed to me on 2 1 October 1976.







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