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Thursday, 28 March 1968

Dr EVERINGHAM (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) - Has the attention of the Minister for National Development been drawn to a report in the Brisbane Courier Mail' of 27th March that the Capricornia Regional Electricity Board requires Commonwealth assistance for capital electricity works of national importance beyond the economic capacity of the State? Is he aware that while Queensland's power producing capacity has tripled since 1960, that of the Board has grown seven-fold? Will he urgently confirm and remedy this situation, especially as householders are paying Australia's highest electricity bills to subsidise cut-rate power for highly profitable investments of overseas owners and controllers of the major industries in the region?

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