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Wednesday, 23 August 1972
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Mr Cross (BRISBANE. QLD) asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to the report of the Queensland Government on cyclone Althea.

(2)   If so, does the report recommend amendment of building by-laws to meet the. safety requirements of dwellings in cyclone-prone areas.

(3)   Will he ensure that war service homes in cyclone areas are built to standards in no way inferior to those recommended by the Queensland report.

Mr Kevin Cairns (LILLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   My attention has been drawn to a report prepared for the Queensland Government by members of the James Cook University of North Queensland on the effects of cyclone Althea.

(b)   The recommendations contained in the report cover a variety of matters, including necessary amendments to building by.-laws.

(c)   The report is very comprehensive and is now being studied by officers of my Department. Full consideration will be given to the recommendations contained in the report in the design and construction of War Service homes in cycloneprone areas.

Commonwealth Sanctions Committee (Question No. 6050) Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   On what dates has the Commonwealth Sanctions Committee met since 24th September 1969 (Hansard, 7th May 1970, page 1878)?

(2)   Who has represented Australia at the meetings?

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

Meetings of the Commonwealth Sanctions Committee were held in London, and attended by the Australian Deputy High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, on the following dates: 5th May 1970 2nd September 1970 30th September 1971 19th October 1971 10th December 1971 19th June 1972 29th June 1972.

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