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EMBARGO : Not fo r publicatio n c r b ro a d c a s t b e fo re 5.JM_PM,_THURSDA_Y

' ยท 15 JULY 1971

FO R PRESS:

PM No. 73/1971

PO U C E j^C G qM M O pA T K N ^IN QUEENSLAND

S tatem ent by th e P rim e M in iste r, M r. W illiam McMahon

T he p ro v isio n of C om m onw ealth accom m odation fo r Q ueensland p o lic e d u rin g th e v is it of th e Springboks to B risbane w as m ade in re s p o n s e to a re q u e s t by th e Q ueensland G overnm ent.

T h is w as in th e in te r e s ts of public safety .

T he C om m onw ealth G overnm ent s ta te d it would p ro v id e accom m odation only a s a la s t r e s o r t.

T h is m eant th a t th e Q ueensland G overnm ent had to give a n a s s u ra n c e to th e C om m onw ealth th at it could not p ro v id e th e accom m odation fro m w ithin its own r e s o u r c e s . T h is a s s u ra n c e w as re c e iv e d .

In th e light of th e Q ueensland G o v e rn m e n t's O rd e r in C ouncil, I had an e n q u iry m ade through official ch an n els y e ste rd a y w h eth er th e need fo r C om m onw ealth accom m odation s till e x iste d .

We w e re in fo rm ed th at th e need fo r Com m onw ealth acco m m o d atio n s till existed,,

CA NBERRA 15 July 1971