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Northern Territory Administrator to continue for a further period



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P R l i V i E M I N I S T E R

FOR MEDIA ΓΛ TUESDAY, MARCH 25 1980

NORTHERN TERRITORY ADMINISTRATOR

TO CONTINUE FOR A FURTHER PERIOD

The Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Fraser, and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Mr Paul Everingham, announced .

today that Mr J.A. England, C.M.G., C.St.J., E.D., would continue as Administrator of the Northern Territory until

31 December; 1980.

Under previous arrangements, Mr England's term of office was

to. end on 31 May, 1980, but he has now agreed to. remain for the extra period.

Mr England, who had been appointed on 1 June 19 76 , . has made

an important contribution to the government of.the Territory in a historic transitional period during which the Territory

attained self-government.. .

Mr Fraser and Mr Everingham said that both the Commonwealth

and Northern Territory Governments were pleased that he had .

agreed to continue as Administrator for the.extra period.

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