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Tuesday, 28 August 1973
Page: 498

Mr Lynch Lynch asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Is it the intention of the Government to establish a national centre for Aborigines.

(2)   If so, (a) where and (b) when will it be established, and what will be its purpose.

(3)   Have Aboriginal organisations been consulted; if so, which organisations.

Mr Bryant - The answer is:

(1)   and (2) No decision has yet been made on the establishment of a national centre or its location. The National Aboriginal Consultative Council has recommended that a national centre for Aboriginals be established in Canberra to serve both social and cultural purposes, and provide a venue for Aboriginal conventions.

(3)   Aboriginal organisations consulted to date include, apart from the -National Aboriginal Consultative Council itself, the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the Aborigines Advancement Council of Western Australia, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Adelaide, and the Aboriginal Advancement League, Victoria.

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