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Wednesday, 1 December 1976
Page: 3092

Dr Cass asked the Minister for National Resources, upon notice:

(   1) On what date was the last contract for the export of mineral sand by Queensland Titanium Mines Pty Ltd approved by his Department, and what quantity was involved.

(2)   In view of the findings of the First Report of the Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry, which reported on 1 December 1975, was the contract referred to him or to Cabinet.

Mr Nixon -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1) and (2) As announced to the Parliament by the Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development on 10 November, the Government has reviewed in detail the findings and recommendations of the final report of the Fraser Island Environmental Inquiry and has decided that the export of minerals extracted from Fraser Island, other than from below high water mark on the beach south of Indian Head, should be phased out and export should not be permitted for minerals mined after 3 1 December 1 976.

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