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Thursday, 29 November 1973
Page: 2276


The PRESIDENT - Honourable senators will recollect that on Tuesday of this week I read to the Senate a letter that I received from the Speaker of the Parliament of Queensland and that I explained my reasons for doing so as being that the Senate had a constitutional responsibility to the States. I now inform the Senate that I have received an urgent telegram from the Speaker of the House of Assembly of South Australia. It is addressed to the Hon. the President of the Senate, Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The telegram reads as follows:

I have to inform you that the following resolution was passed by the House of Assembly of South Australia yesterday, namely that this House is of the opinion that in seeking to amend the Australian Industry Development Corporation Act 1970 and to pass the National Investment Fund Bill 1973 the Australian Government is acting to ensure a proper level of Australian equity and the maintenance of a high proportion of Australian participation in major Australian industrial development without resort by the Australian IDC to overseas borrowing that the successful passing of these Bills is essential for the proper development of the Redcliffs project in this State and that this House desires that this State's representatives in the Australian Senate should be speedily informed of the opinion. Respectfully request attention of the Senate be drawn to this.

J.   R. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Assembly of South Australia, Adelaide.

I now table the telegram.







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