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Wednesday, 15 March 1961

Mr Whitlam m asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice -

When does he now expect to confer with State Ministers concerning Commonwealth and State jurisdiction over fisheries, about which he told me on 13th October last that he expected to confer in January or February?

Mr Adermann - The answer to the honorable member's question is -

I have been in correspondence with the Ministers responsible for fisheries in the various States regarding a meeting to discuss matters of CommonwealthState interests in the field of fisheries. All the State Ministers but one have replied indicating they are agreeable to attend. As soon as the outstanding reply is received, I will then convene a meeting at the early convenience of all Ministers concerned.

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