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Wednesday, 14 August 1974
Page: 878

Senator YOUNG - I direct my question to the Minister representing the Minister for Minerals and Energy. Has he seen Press reports, and can he confirm those reports, that the proposed

Redcliffs petrochemical project in South Australia is on the verge of collapse? Does the Minister recall my warning him over many months that the Redcliffs project was in jeopardy, particularly because of Commonwealth Government interference? Also, is it a fact that a petrochemical plant may now be built in Western Australia in place of the proposed Redcliffs project in South Australia?

Senator WRIEDT (TASMANIA) (Minister for Agriculture) - I am quite sure that whatever happens to the plant in question will not be detrimental to that industry as a result of action taken by this Government. As to the specific details I shall refer the question to my colleague the Minister for Minerals and Energy and obtain an answer.

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