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Tuesday, 19 March 1968


Mr GORTON - My recollection of the Governor-General's Speech is that the Government therein indicated that it proposed to grant full voting rights to the member for the Northern Territory after the next election.


Mr Whitlam - That is what the Bill says, too.


Mr GORTON - Yes. However, that having been said, I must say that the Government has been so impressed by the representations made by the member for the Northern- Territory and by other people in the Northern Territory thai we have again considered the whole of the matters concerned, and there being, according to the forceful representations made to us, no real need for further delay, we shall act without further delay and amend the Act to provide full voting rights for the member for the Northern Territory.







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