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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 924

Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts, upon notice:

In view of the fact that the Aborigines now occupying some of their own land in front of Parliament House have conducted their land rights campaign with great dignity and credit to their people, will the Minister persuade the Government to make available to them a suitable building in Canberra which will serve as a headquarters for the 'Embassy' and the Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander campaigners for land righto and other matters.

Senator GREENWOOD - The Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

I assume the question envisages the leasing of a Commonwealth building. I know of no such proposal by the Aborigines.

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