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Monday, 24 May 1965

Senator Sir WALTER COOPER - I desire to ask the Minister representing the Minister for National Development a question. In view of opinions expressed by qualified persons that certain parts of Australia will continue to be subject to recurring drought conditions, can the Minister inform the Senate whether the Water Research Foundation of Australia, or any other public authority, is giving consideration to the possibility of the laying of pipelines to carry water supplies over long distances to areas which have a consistently low rainfall?

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