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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 1482

Mr Wallis asked the Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts, upon notice:

(1)   Have negotiations been completed by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs for the purchase of Everard Park Station in South Australia for Aboriginal purposes.

(2)   If so, what plans have been formulated for the utilisation of this Station.

Mr Howson (CASEY, VICTORIA) (Minister for Environment, Aborigines and the Arts) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   See (1) above.

United States Defence Bases in Australia (Question No. 4733)

Mr Scholes asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   Which Members of (a) the Australian Parliament, (b) the United States Congress and (c) other Parliaments have been permitted to inspect United States defence bases in Australia.

(2)   What was the status of each person and what is the present status of each.

(3)   Which base was visited and what restrictions were imposed in each case.

Mr Fairbairn (FARRER, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Defence) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Although they are not 'United States defence bases' the Joint Defence Space Research Facility (JDSRF) at Pine Gap and the Joint Defence Space Communications Station (JDSCS) at Nurrungar, near Woomera have been included in this reply as it is assumed that the intention of the questioner was to include them. (1), (2) and (3)




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