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Prime Minister's meeting with Premiers of NSW, Victoria and South Australia



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PRIME MINISTER

PRESS STATEMENT NO.

1 March 1973

PRIME MINISTER'S MEETING WITH PREMIERS OF N.S.W., VICTORIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Prime Minister, Mr. Whitlam, will meet with the Premiers of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in Canberra at 10.00 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, 2 March) to discuss the problems of the River Murray basin. *

Mr. Whitlam said today that the discussions would place - particular emphasis on water quality and the role of the River Murray Commission in dealing with basin problems.

Mr. Whitlam said that water quality is of particular concern to the Government of South Australia and that there should be a useful discussion on the views of the four Governments --- on this m a t t e r and also on other aspects of the Commission and

River Murray water development and management that might arise.

CANBERRA, A.C.T.