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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Page: 1572

Dr Klugman asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   Will officers of the Commonwealth Electoral Office tour the Northern Territory in August and September 1972 to inform Aborigines of their right to enrol for the Electoral Division of the Northern Territory.

(2)   If so, (a) is the tour being delayed until the next financial year for economic reasons and (b) what is the estimated cost of the tour.

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

(1)   Yes.

(2)   (a) The next educational programme to inform the Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory of their franchise rights will be undertaken about August-September next in order to ensure that the greatest benefit is derived from the programme by these people before the next House of Representatives election.

(b)   $4,000.

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