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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Page: 997

Senator KEEFFE - I ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior whether he can inform the Parliament whether information gleaned by census takers is confidential. Is the Minister aware that a census taker is alleged to have informed Councillor S. Marsh of the Mulgrave Shire Council that up to 27 Aborigines were living in a home in Hall Road near Edmonton? What was the name of the census taker and has disciplinary action been taken against him for disclosing information which should have been confidential?

Senator COTTON - An allegation is made that something has happened and then I am asked to take disciplinary action on that allegation. All that can be done here is to ask the responsible Minister what are the facts in this matter in order that the honourable senator can be told of them.

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