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76/81 RELEASE OF INDUSTRIES ASSISTANCE COMMISSION REPORT ON SHIPBUILDING

The M in iste r fo r B u sin ess and C onsum er A ffa irs, M r John H ow ard,

announced today th a t he w as re le a s in g the re p o rt of the In d u strie s A ssistan ce C om m ission

on Shipbuilding. '

The M in iste r said th a t the re p o rt had not been subject to the n o rm al d ra ft

re p o rt p ro ced u re and th at in acco rd an ce with the G overnm ent's handling of s im ila r

re p o rts the re p o rt on Shipbuilding was being re le a s e d im m ediately ra th e r than a fte r

con sid eratio n by C abinet. M r Howard said that any com m ents on the re p o rt should be

sent to the S e c re ta ry , D epartm ent of Industry and C om m erce, C an b erra a s soon a s

p o ssib le.

The M in iste r said th a t, a t the m om ent, typed copies of the re p o rt w ere

available fo r w itn e sse s to the C o m m issio n 's Inquiry, re le v an t State G overnm ents and the

P r e s s . A lim ited num ber of advance copies fo r the g e n eral public w ill be available

sh o rtly fro m the A u stra lian G overnm ent Publishing S ervice re ta il book shops in each of

the cap ital c itie s .

CANBERRA A . C . T .

21 Septem ber 1976