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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

FEDERAL NARCOTICS BUREAU COMMISSIONER 79/82

Mr Harvey Bates will return to his position as Commissioner

of the Federal Narcotics Bureau tomorrow. ·

The Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs, Mr Ual. Fife:,

announced this in Canberra tonight following lengthy consultations with Mr Bates during which he invited him to withdraw his resignation

submitted to the Department last week. .

Mr Fife said that he had invited Mr Bates to return to his

work at the Narcotics Bureau because of his wide, experience and the great contribution he has made over many years in this field. ,

The Minister said Mr Bates had reconsidered his decision

in the light of his invitation and the many requests he had received

from colleagues.

CANBERRA ACT

4 JUNE 1979.

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