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Tuesday, 26 September 1972
Page: 1958

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   When and where has the Agricultural Council met since 15th February 1972.

(2)   What requests or suggestions were made for legislative or administrative action by:

(a)   the Commonwealth,

(b)   the Territories, and

(c)   the States.

Mr Sinclair - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(1)   Since 15th February 1972 the Australian Agricultural Council has met in Mackay, Queensland on 4th and 5th August 1972.

(2)   The following matters requiring legislative or administrative action were considered by Council at its meeting in Mackay:

Drought and other Natural Disasters - Commonwealth, State and Territory action.

Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Eradication - Commonwealth and State action.

Imitation Meat - Commonwealth and State action

Dairy Industry-Two Price Quota SchemeCommonwealth and State action.

Margarine - Commonwealth and State action.

Poultry Industry - Egg Production Control - Commonwealth and State action.

Wheat Industry-

(i)   Stabilisation Arrangements

(ii)   Stock Feed Wheat Prices

Commonwealth and State action.

Tobacco Industry -

(i)   Official Grade and Minimum Price Schedule

(ii)   Marketing Quota 1973 Season

(iii)   Central Tobacco Advisory Committee

Commonwealth and State action.

Pesticides -

(i)   Co-Ordinating Committee on Pesticides

(ii)   DDT

(iii)   Organo-Mercurial Seed Dressings

(iv)   FAO Conference on Ecology in Relation to Plant Pest Control

Commonwealth and State action

Grain Infestation Panel - Report - Commonwealth and State action.

Light Brown Apple Moth - Commonwealth and State action.

Exotic Disease Control Plans - Commonwealth, State and Territory action.

XVIIIth International Dairy Congress, Sydney, October 1970 - Unexpended Funds - Commonwealth action.

Liaison With Other Councils - Commonwealth action.

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