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Tuesday, 12 November 1974
Page: 2212


Senator STEELE HALL (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -My question, which I direct to the Attorney-General, concerns the report given by the committee investigating the environmental effects of the Redcliffs petrochemical project in South Australia. Is the Minister aware that it was recommended that major changes should be made to the Indenture Act which will be presented to the South Australian Parliament concerning this matter? In view of the unwillingness of the consortium to give an undertaking to the inquiry that it could meet certain emission standards, and in view of the confusion and secrecy with which the South Australian Government has surrounded the discussions, will the Minister ask the Prime Minister to give an undertaking that no Australian Government support will be given to the Redcliffs proposal until the necessary legal safeguards as recommended by the inquiry are incorporated in the South Australian legislation?


Senator MURPHY -Without endorsing everything that the honourable senator has said, particularly any criticism whatever of the South Australian Government, I will put to the Prime Minister what the honourable senator has asked.







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