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Ministerial members to attend U.N. Trusteeship Council Meeting in New York



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DEPARTMENT OF

EXTERNAL TERRITORIES ] FOR PRESS 69/37

MINISTERIAL M ERS TO ATTEN D U . N.

TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL: MEETING IN NEW YORK

(Statement by the Minister for External Territories, the Hon. C.E. Barnes, M.P. )

The Ministerial Members from Papua and New Guinea will be advisers to the Australian Delegation to the 36th session of the United Nations Trusteeship Council in New York, the Minister for External Territories, Mr Barnes said today.

Mr Barnes said that they were Mr Matt ToLim an ,

the Ministerial Member for Education and Mr Toua Kapena, the Ministerial Member fc^-- vAe Department of Labour.

Since accepting ministerial office both men have been instrumental in implementing new policies in their areas of responsibility.

Mr ToLiman helped to establish an Advisory Committee on Education which is currently considering ways to improve the organisation of Mission and Administration schools in the Territory.

Mr_ Kapena

year investigated the like work in the Papu local officers of the pay from July -1.

was chairman of a committee which last question of equal pay for similar or a and New Guinea public service. Female

public service will now receive equal

Both have had distinguished public careers and have represented the Territory before.

Mr 'TcLiman, 44, a New Guinean from Kokopo, is President of the Catholic Teachers' Association of New Britain and New Irel and. He was Under-Secretary for the Administrator's Department and Under-Secretary for. Education and Local

Government in the First House of Assembly. Mr Toliman attended the And Session of the Trusteeship Council in 1965.

Mr Kapena, 49, a Papuan from Hanuabada, is President of the Port Moresby Local Government Council and Chairman of the Local Government Association of Papua and New Guinea. He attended the 1968 meeting of the South Pacific Commission and the South Pacific Conference.

The Australian delegation will also include Mr D. Clancy, District Commissioner Southern Highlands, and an officer of the Department of External Territories, Mr L.P. Hennessy as well as officers of the Australian Mission to the United Nations, New York.

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The two Ministerial Members arrived from Port Moresby last night for discussions in Canberra prior to travelling to New York for the meeting of the Council which commences on 29 I4ay 1969.

CANBERRA. A.C.T.

PORT MORESBY. T.P.N.G.

21 May 1969.