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Financial assistance for locust control



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PRESS STATEMENT NO.,

11 Noveifiber 1974

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FdRLOCUST CONTP.OL

The Prime Minister, Mr E..G. Whit lam, today announced details, of Australian Government assistance for locust-control in Queensland =

Speaking from Alice Springs, Mr Whitlam said he had sent a telegram yesterday to Mr Bjelke-Peterscn after receiving the necessary details of a Queensland request for financial assistance. '

The Prime Minister's telegram stated:

. , ■ · ' "The Australian Government will be happy to

provide assistance on a dollar for dollar basis up to y o u r · estimate of $720,000. In doing so, we have very much in mind the great need throughout the vrorld for the food crops which are endangered." ·

CANBERRA. A-.C.T.