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Visit to Woomera and Western Australia



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No.14L.I.

VISIT TO WOOMERA AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Statement By The Miniater For Supply 9Senator Ken Anderson.

The Minister for Supply,Senator Ken Anderson, next week will

visit defence and space installations at Woomera and Western

Australia. Senator Anderson will be accompanied by the Deputy Secretary

of the Department of Supply,Mr L.Bott.

The Minister will leave Sydney next Tuesday,June 17,for

Woomera where he will inspect the site of the Black Arrow Launch Project,currently timed for firing in late June,and the Eldo Launch

Pad.

After talks with Supply Department officials on the project he

will fly to Carnavon on the West Coast where he will spend several days visiting the Carnavon Tracking station and the U.S. Naval

Communications station at North—West Cape.

Senator Anderson will then travel to Dampier for a tour of

inspection of Mt Newman,Mt Tom Price,and the Dampier harbour

facilities.

After further inspections of Mt Goldsworthy mine and iron

ore projects at Yampi,Cockatoo,and Koolan,he will visit the Ord

River scheme at Kunnunurra.He will then fly to Darwin,returning to

Sydney on July Li..

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