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Thursday, 8 October 1936

Senator PAYNE (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Will Parliament have an opportunity of discussing the question of an aviation policy for New Guinea and Papua during this session?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The matter of the future control and development of aviation in New Guinea and Papua is receiving attention. The Government's policy in this matter will be determined in the light of further inquiries and investigations which are to be made in the territories by representatives of tie local administrations and the Civil Aviation Board. I am not yet in a position to indicate whether these investigations and consideration of the reports to be submitted thoreon will be completed in time to permit of an announcement of the Government's proposals during this session of the Parliament.

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