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Thursday, 29 November 1973
Page: 2320

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - Obviously this is a matter for my colleague the Attorney-General (Senator Murphy) who apparently has been called away on other matters. I am unaware of the answer to be provided to Senator Wright. All I can do is to undertake to refer the matter to my colleague the Attorney-General to see that the honourable senator is supplied with an answer. I am reminded, however, that recently Senator Murphy gave an answer to Senator Greenwood. I refer to question No. 490 on the notice paper. Senator Greenwood had asked:

What are the terms and conditions, fixed by the AttorneyGeneral and applicable to each State, on which the Government is providing a sum of$2m for legal aid.

Senator Murphyreplied:

The Australian Government approved a grant of $2m to be made to State governments on a per capita basis to supplement the legal aid services in the States and to be expended in a manner to be approved by the Attorney-General.

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