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P R I M E MINISTER

FOR PRESS 10 MAY 1978

ROYAL COMMISSION

The Prime Minister announced today that on the recommendation .

of the Government, His Excellency the Governor-General had

extended the terms of reference under which Mr Justice McGregor

had been appointed under the Royal Commissions Act to

conduct an inquiry into allegations about the Minister for Finance,

the Honourable Eric Robinson, M.P., in connection with the

last electoral redistribution in Queensland.

Under the further terms of reference, Mr Justice McGregor

has been asked to inquire into and report upon whether on

26 July 1977, at Beaudesert in the State of Queensland,

the Honourable Eric Robinson made any statement, and if so

what statement, concerning the likely decisions of the

Commonwealth Government in relation to the mining of uranium

in Australia.