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Extension to University of Papua and New Guinea



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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL TERRITORIES

EXTENSIONS TO UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA LIBRARY

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

Commenting today on the statement by the Vice­ Chancellor of the University of Papua and New Guinea, Dr Gunther, to the Territory's Public Accounts Committee that there had been delay in examining a proposal for

extensions to the University library, the Minister for External Territories, Mr Barnes denied the reported claim that the Department ' of External Territories had been - con-r sidering the proposals for six months.

He said that the proposals were received by the Department in March and that while they were under examin­ ation the University had revised downwards the projected student enrolments and level of bookstocks on which the Government's earlier decision to finance the building had been based.

• This change by the University had made a review

necessary.

CANBERRA A.C.T.

PORT MORESBY T.P.N.G.

24 JUNE 1970

D.T. 5308/67