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Press Statement No.

3rd July, 1973


The Prime Minister, Mr Whitlam, announced today the further action which has been taken to bring the Prices Justification Act into operation on 1 August 1973.

The following further appointments have been made to the Tribunal:

Mr J.K. Lawrence

Dr A. Fels .

Mr R.N.R. Johnston

Mr Lawrence is at present First Assistant Auditor-General and he will be a full-time member of the Tribunal. Dr Fels is the Senior Lecturer in Economics at Monash University with special qualifications in the

required field and Mr Johnston is a Melbourne chartered accountant with wide experience. Dr Fels and Mr Johnston will be part-time, members of the Tribunal.

Mr Justice Williams of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission had been appointed Chairman of the Tribunal on 1 June, the day the act received the Governor-General1s assent. '

For the time being the head office of the '

Tribunal will be located at 4 Treasury Place, East Melbourne.

. The Chairman of the Tribunal proposes to issue an announcement shortly regarding the functioning of the Tribunal.

Staff positions were advertised in the Gazette and the press on 21 June.