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Tuesday, 11 December 1973
Page: 2629

Senator KEEFFE (QUEENSLAND) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for Defence. Is the Minister aware that an infant, Jennifer Nallijar, disappeared after a boating accident in waters adjacent to Palm Island on 25 November 1973 and that the only persons involved in the search were local officials, friends and relatives? Can the Minister inform the Parliament if police or the Queensland Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department ever approached the Department of Defence at any time for assistance with the search? If not, would his Department make search facilities available even at this late date if they should be requested?

Senator BISHOP - I will take up the matter with the Minister for Defence immediately and let the honourable senator know what is the position.

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