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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3135


Mr McVeigh asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 25 October 1977:

(   1 ) Has his attention been drawn to an ambitious scheme to advise on how the union movement can win control of private employee superannuation funds and establish a large ACTU run financial institution.

(2)   If so, can he say whether the scheme is masterminded by the legal firms Holding, Ryan and Redlich of Melbourne, Geoffrey Edwards and Co. of Sydney, and Cocks, Duncan and Co. of Adelaide.

(3)   Is he able to say if (a) the former leader of the Victorian Labor Party Opposition, Mr C. Holding, (b) the former Chairman of the Victorian Labor Party, Mr P. J. Redlich and (c) Mr M. G. Terry, former private secretary to the Honourable E. G. Whitlam, are members of the firm Holding, Ryan and Redlich.

(4)   Is he also able to say if the South Australian AttorneyGeneral, Mr Peter Duncan, is a partner in Cocks, Duncan and Co.

(5)   Is it considered in the best interests of private employee superannuation funds to be taken over by the political and industrial arms of the Labor movement along any lines of advice offered by the comprehensive legal resources of these firms from different States.


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

(   1 ) to (4) There is no information available to me on this matter other than that which is available to the honourable member from public sources. The matters referred to fall outside the ambit of existing Commonwealth legislation and administration.

(5)   As this question is hypothetical and calls for an expression of opinion, I am not able to provide an answer to it.

Treasurer: Meetings with Mr John Bracey (Question No. 1894)


Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 25 October 1977:

Why will he not answer question No. 1SSS about Mr John Bracey as promptly as the Minister for National Resources answered question No. 1554 about him (Hansard, 18 October 1977, page 2126).


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

I refer the honourable gentleman to my answer to question on notice No. 1SSS.







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