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Tuesday, 27 November 1973
Page: 3972

Mr Bennett asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   With reference to an advertisement in the Australian Financial Review' for beach front freehold land at Nadi, Fiji, will he confer with the Fijian Government to ensure that total Australian freehold possession will not create future diplomatic problems with Fiji.

(2)   Does he recall Australian public reaction to knowledge of similar advertisements of Australian land in the overseas press in recent times.

Mr Whitlam - The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   No. This is a matter for the Government of Fiji. The Australian Government, however, would be happy to confer with the Fiji Government if requested to do so.

(2)   Yes.

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