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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 2745


Mr Wallis (GREY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Has the South Australian Government submitted further proposals to the Commonwealth Government in an effort to expedite the scaling of the Eyre Highway in western South Australia.

(2)   If so, have these proposals been considered by the Government and what is the attitude of the Government to them.


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

(1)   and (2) A proposal regarding the provision of finance to complete the sealing of that part of the Eyre Highway which lies in South Australia has been submitted to the Commonwealth by the State Government. It is currently receiving consideration.

Australia-New Zealand Agreement: Ministerial Conferences (Question No. 5663)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Have any conferences of Ministers of State been held under the Australia-New Zealand Agreement 1944 since the answer by a former Minister on 8th November 1962 (Hansard, page 2293).


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

There have been no conferences of Ministers of State under the Australia-New Zealand Agreement 1944 since the answer by the then Minister for External Affairs on 8th November 1962. There have, however, been many Ministerial meetings and visits by individual members of both Governments at which matters of substance and mutual interest have been discussed.

Racial Discrimination Convention (Question No. 5664)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Did he state on 13th September 1971 (Hansard, page 1220), in answer to question No. 3669 which I placed on the Notice Paper on 17th August 1971, that the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination was briefly discussed at meetings of Commonwealth and State officials and Ministers in Cairns in April 1971.

(2)   Has he noted that the Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts stated 2 days later (Hansard, page 1391), in answer to question No. 3327 which I placed on the Notice Paper on 27th April 1971 that the Convention was not considered at that meeting.

Will he clarify this apparent inconsistency.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   No. On 1 3th September 1971 in answer to question No. 3669 1referred to discussions the

Prime Minister had with the Premier and Deputy Premier of Queensland about the legislation concerning Aborigines in the State of Queensland and I said that broad agreement was reached on the nature of changes which should be made in the legislation. My reply continued that the matter of changes in the legislation was briefly discussed at meetings of Commonwealth and State officials and Ministers in Cairns on 21st and 23rd April 1971.

(2)   Yes.

(3)   Please see my answer to (1).







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