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Monday, 24 May 1965

Senator PALTRIDGE - The Minister for National Development has supplied the following answer - 1 and 2. Investigations of this nature are the primary responsibility of the State concerned and, in the two cases mentioned, no request has been made to the Commonwealth for technical or financial assistance. Research is still being carried out by the Queensland authorities to define the soil availability and suitability for irrigation development on the Burdekin. Furthermore, it is understood that the State hasfirm proposals for recharging the aquifers of the Burdekin delta.

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