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BLF de-registration - Appeal for support from the states



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FOR MEDIA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 1981

BLF DE-REGISTRATION

- APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FROM THE STATES

The Commonwealth Government has approached the States and the Northern Territory requesting support for Commonwealth initiatives to make de-registration of the BLF effective.

I have written today to all State Premiers and the Chief Minister for the Northern Territory.

The Commonwealth has decided on a range of measures which could be taken to act against those firms which choose to continue to co-operate with a de-registered organisation. The Commonwealth is now asking the States to take part in the post de-regulation stage.

Commonwealth Departments and authorities will no longer enter into leasing arrangements with these companies. State Premiers are being asked to take a similar approach.

There are a number of areas where State and local governments · and their authorities can take action. Rentals, issue of permits and investment of governmental funds in the building . ■ and construction industry are appropriate areas for examination

By taking determined action, complementing the Commonwealth initiatives, the States can ensure that common objectives are achieved.

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