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..........P'79/74 A

Leader of the Opposition

STATEMENT BY BILL HAYDEN, M.P. for North Queensland Newspapers Ltd.

The Burdekin Dam is a project of great moment for the

people of North Queensland. *

The next Labor Government will attend to this matter

as one of urgent priority. ·

As soon as practicable, it will commission a cost-

benefit analysis of the proposal as a prelude to a start

ora development work. ' :

. On the basis of that study, details of which will be

made public, the next Labor Government will base its decision.

If the outcome is favourable, we would be prepared to . . . ' · . "v·' W'"; . . .

join with the Queensland Government to assist in funding the

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