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Establishment of sub-committees of party's joint policy committee



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M ay 21, 1973.

F ro m T he Hon. B. M. Snedden, Q. C. , Μ. P .

L e a d e r of th e O pposition.

T he L ib e ra l P a r ty is tak in g giant ste p s to c re a te new p o lic ie s , th e L ib e ra l

P a r ty L e a d e r, M r. Snedden, sa id today.

M r. Snedden sa id , "T he P a r ty h as tak e n steps, to se t up eight su b -c o m m itte e s

of th e P a r t y 's Jo in t P o lic y C o m m itte e . "

M r. Snedden sa id , "I w ill p e rs o n a lly c o -o rd in a te th e a c tiv itie s of th e su b ­ c o m m itte e s ."

He sa id , "T he su b -c o m m itte e s w ill be re s p o n sib le f o r re s e a rc h in g fu tu re p o licy , and w ill rec o m m e n d p ro p o sa ls to m e . "

M r. Snedden sa id th a t th e a r e a s in w hich th e su b -c o m m itte e s a r e being appointed a re : s o c ia l developm ent, s o c ia l w e lfa re , econom y, n atio n al and re g io n a l developm ent, c o rp o ra te and c o n su m e r a ff a irs , defence and fo re ig n a ffa irs ,

in d u s tria l re la tio n s and g o v ern m en t, s e rv ic e s and a d m in istra tio n .

M r. Snedden sa id , "T he L ib e r a l P a r ty a lre a d y has jo in t c o m m itte e s a c tiv e ly fo rm u la tin g new p o lic ie s on p rim a ry and se c o n d a ry in d u stry . "

E ach of th e new s u b -c o m m itte e s w ill have five o r six m e m b e rs , appointed by M r. Snedden a fte r c o n su ltatio n w ith th e P a r t y 's F e d e ra l P re s id e n t, M r. R .J . Southey.

L ib e ra l P a r ty P a rlia m e n ta ry sp o k esm en w ill a ls o w ork c lo s e ly w ith the sub -c o m m itte e s.

M r. Snedden sa id , "T he sub - -c o m m itte e s w ill b rin g to g e th e r m e m b e rs of th e P a r ty o rg a n isa tio n , th e P a r lia m e n ta r y P a r ty and th e F e d e ra l S e c r e ta r ia t."

He sa id , "T h is w ill be one of th e m o st sig n ifican t p o licy e x e rc is e s u n d ertak en by th e P a r t y . "

"It w ill be an a ll - P a r ty e x e rc is e . "

M r. Snedden sa id th a t one of th e m ain a im s of the s u b -c o m m itte e s is to

e n s u re th a t th e e x p e rtis e w ithin th e L ib e ra l P a r ty is p ro p e rly u tilise d .

"T h e new su b -c o m m itte e s w ill give a ll m e m b e rs the o p p ortunity to p a rtic ip a te m o re a c tiv e ly in developing new L ib e ra l p o lic ie s, " he sa id .

M r. Snedden sa id th a t th e m a in function of th e s u b -c o m m itte e s w ill be to m ake s u re th e new p o licy p ro p o sa ls have a so lid r e s e a r c h b a se .

He sa id , "Tn p re p a rin g each reco m m en d atio n , th e s u b -c o m m itte e s w ill se e k a d v ice fro m o th e r s p e c ia lis ts ."

"T h e se c o m m itte e s w ill e n su re th a t th e L ib e ra l P a r ty is re a d y w ith sound and c re a tiv e new id e a s. "