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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4582

Mr Barnard asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   ls Australia a member of. the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

(2)   If so, will the OECD make a review of Australia's national science policy on the lines of reviews made of Sweden, Greece, Belgium, France, the United -.Kingdom and Germany (together), Japan, the United States of America, Italy, Canada and Norway?

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to .the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes, Australia became a member of the Organisation- for Economic Co-operation and Development in June 1971.

(2)   OECD has under review the directions that its future activities should take in relation to science and technology. No request by OECD for review of the kind referred to has been made.

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