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Narcotics Drug Act 1967 proclamation



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PRESS. STATEMENT

S t a t e m e n t b y t h e M i n i s t e r f o r C u s t o m s a n d E x c i s e

( S e n a t o r t h e H o n . Ken A n d e r s o n ) .

A P r o c l a m a t i o n f i x i n g t h e d a t e o f o p e r a t i o n o f

t h C N a r c o t i c D r u g s A c t , 1 9 6 7 , a s f r o m 1 s t J a n u a r y , . 1 9 6 8 ,

w a s p u b l i s h e d i n G a z e t t e N o . 111 i s s u e d t o d a y .

R e f e r r i n g t o t h e P r o c l a m a t i o n , t h e M i n i s t e r f o r

C u s t o m s a n d E x c i s e , S e n a t o r Ken A n d e r s o n s a i d t h a t t h e

o b j e c t o f t h e N a r c o t i c D r u g s A c t , 1967 w a s t o e n s u r e ,

t h a t t h e C o m m o n w e a l t h w a s a b l e t o c a r r y o u t i t s

o b l i g a t i o n s u n d e r t h e S i n g l e C o n v e n t i o n o n N a r c o t i c -

D r u g s , 1 9 6 1 . 1 .

S e n a t o r A n d e r s o n e x p l a i n e d t h a t A u s t r a l i a h a d

r a t i f i e d t h e C o n v e n t i o n o n 1 s t D e c e m b e r , 1967-, a n d t h a t

i t w o u l d come i n t o f o r c e f o r A u s t r a l i a on 3 1 s t D e c e m b e r .

He a d d e d t h a t t h e m a i n p r o v i s i o n s o f t h e N a r c o t i c

D r u g s A c t , 1 9 6 7 , r e l a t e d t o C u s t o m s c o n t r o l o v e r t h e

m a n u f a c t u r e o f N a r c o t i c D r u g s .

CANBERRA. A . C . T . 88

2 9 t h D e c e m b e r , .1967