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Statem ent by the Leader of the Country Parity , Mr. Anthony .

A tremendous job has. been done in the work of cleaning up Darwin

and 1 am sure that the reconstruction of the city will take place

much more quickly than people imagine.

During my two day visit to Darwin I held discussions with

community groups and local community leaders.

The speedy reconstruction of the city will be assisted by the ·

Darwin Reconstruction Commission taking a practical approach to

their job, with the widest possible consultation between the

Commission and the people of Darwin and their representatives

on the Corporation and in the Assembly.

The rebuilding of Darwin can be speeded up even more by

encouraging private enterprise. .

With proper taxation concessions businessmen will be encouraged

to employ people and re-establish services. ' .

I believe that the best way to encourage people to return to

Darwin and to give them confidence in the future is by the

development of the resources of the Top E n d , particularly

in the mining field.. · ' .

The development of the uranium deposits at Ranger could proceed

immediately. The large investment for such a project would

provide a boost to employment and business opportunities in


CANBERRA .2 February 197 5.