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Wednesday, 15 September 1971
Page: 1349

Mr CHARLES JONES (Newcastle) - The Opposition welcomes the statement which has just been made by the Minister for National Development (Mr Swartz), who represents in this chamber the Minister for Civil Aviation (Senator Cotton). This statement is another example of the procrastination and delay by and indecision of the Government on a most important subject. The first thing to which I wish 'to draw attention is the fact that it would appear that there has been another Cabinet leak. I am wondering whether it was made by 'Billy the Leak' to his mate Sir Frank err who in the Cabinet is really leaking out this information. Although this confidential report, which has been in the hands of the Minister for Civil Aviation since September 1970 and has been a pretty closely guarded secret up to date, the Sunday Telegraph' of last week gave an almost verbatim list of the 16 sites investigated by the Department of Civil Aviation. I wonder whether it was 'Billy the Leak' who let out this information?

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