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Thursday, 15 August 1974
Page: 964

Senator MULVIHILL My question, addressed to the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration, is supplementary to one asked earlier by Senator Poyser about the operations of the Bally poker machine company. Is the Government taking steps to investigate the status of officials of this company in Australia, in view of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Allegations of Crime in Clubs in New South Wales, with the idea of considering whether these commercial vultures ought to be deported?

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) - I have been advised that the Minister for Labor and Immigration has asked his officers to make urgent investigations into the findings and the status of the people involved in that organisation. This matter relates to his responsibilities as Minister. I will ask him to see what he can do to provide information at this stage and also later when his own findings and recommendations are known.

Senator Mulvihill - And how long are their visas good for?

Senator BISHOP - In addition I will ask the Minister to find out the position in that regard and tell us the results of the inquiries as soon as possible.

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