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Tuesday, 23 May 1972
Page: 2946


Mr Whitlam asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   Which Ministers belong to the committee established to investigate tax havens (Hansard,9th December 1971, pages 4385 and 4387).

(2)   Has the committee yet made recommendations to the Government.


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

(1)   and (2) It is not normal constitutional practice to answer questions on such matters as these. I believe the deliberations and proceedings of any Cabinet Committee ought to be treated as being in the same position as those of the Cabinet itself (see Halsbury's Laws of England, 3rd ed.. volume 7, page 354: Jennings, Cabinet Government, 3rd ed. (1959), page 267: Keith's British Cabinet System, 2nd ed. (1952).. page 123).

Australian Commission on Advanced Education (Question No. 5646)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

On what dates and matters has the Australian Commission on Advanced Education consulted with the Australian Universities Commission under section 14 (2.) of the Australian Commission on Advanced Education Act 1971.


Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Since the establishment of the Australian Commission on Advanced Education on 9th December 1971 there has been frequent consultation between the Chairmen and officers of the 2 Commissions on virtually a daily basis. These consultations have largely concerned the development of proposals for the forthcoming 1973-75 triennium in the respective areas of tertiary education, and the development of policies in that field.







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