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Friday, 3 December 1965

Sir ROBERT MENZIES (KooyongPrime Minister) - I move -

(1)   That, having in mind proposals for the erection of a new and permanent Parliament House (in this resolution referred to as " the Parliament building") and in that connection the need to examine the efficiency or otherwise of working arrangements in the present Parliament House and any changes in those arrangements that may seem to be desirable, a Joint Select Committee be appointed to inquire into and report on-

(a)   the accommodation needs of -

(i)   the Senate, the House of Repre sentatives and the Parliamentary staff in the Parliament building;

(ii)   members of the public visiting the

Parliament building; and

(iii)   library facilities, and catering and other facilities and services in the Parliament building for members of the Parliament and others;

(b)   whether, and, if so, to what extent or in what manner, the following should be accommodated in the Parliament building: -

(i)   the Executive;

(ii)   the Press; and

(iii)   communication services; and

(c)   matters incidental to the foregoing matters.

(2)   That the committee consist of -

(a)   the President of the Senate, who shall be

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