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Friday, 30 October 1970


Mr Stewart asked - the Minister for National Development, upon notice:

Will he make available a copy of any statement which he, or his predecessor, has made on (a) the national integration and (b) utilisation of various fuel and energy sources.


Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

I assume that the honourable member wishes me to make available only statements which are not in Hansard.

A review has been made of all News Releases issued in the last 3 years; 73 of these were found to have some relevance to the exploration for, the supply of, or the demand for various energy sources in Australia.

Copies of the News Releases have been made available to the honourable member.

Housing: Ex-servicemen (Question No. 1414)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Housing, upon notice:

(1)   On what occasions and with what result have discussions taken place with housing authorities in each State to ensure that on discharge a former serviceman is not at a disadvantage in comparison with civilians generally in seeking to purchase a housing authority dwelling.

(2)   In how many cases in each State have request been (a) made and (b) granted for the State housing authority to make houses occupied by servicemen available for sale to them.


Dr Forbes - The Minister for Housing has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Such an approach was made to each State housing authority in November 1969. From the information then provided it appears that generally in each State servicemen have the same opportunity as civilians to apply for and purchase a State housing authority dwelling.

(2)   I have taken this part of the question as referring to dwellings erected for allotment to serving members of the forces under the provisions of the 1956-1966 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreements. A search of my Department's records extending back to the 1st July 1956, i.e., the date of commencement of the 1956-1966 Agreement, reveals that requests have been made as follows with the results shown:

Victoria - Requests 10, granted 9

Queensland - Requests 1, granted 0.

Western Australia- Requests 31, granted 27.







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