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MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS Senator the Hon. F.M. Chaney

ABORIGIHAL REPORTS RELEASED

The Acting Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Ian Viner, today released the annual reports for 1977/75 for the Aboriginal Loans Commission, the Aboriginal Land Fund Commission and Applied Ecology Pty Ltd. The reports will be tabled when

Parliament resumes. ,/

Referring to the reports, the Acting Minister said • that all three organisations had maintained their activities at a similar level to the previous year. He was pleased by the quality and coverage of the Applied Ecology report, as

this was the first report of the company to be presented to Parliament.

Mr Viner noted that the Aboriginal Loans Commission had approved its 1000th loan during the year, indicating that the Commission's housing loans scheme had a considerable impact in advancing Aboriginal home ownership.

The Acting Minister referred to the Aborigine! Land Fund Commission report, and said that since the end of the period under review consideration progress had been made in consultations between the Commission, the Department

and other authorities to ensure that the Commission's land purchase program will proceed smoothly in future.

CANBERRA, ACT 2 February, 1979 79/8