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Thursday, 8 May 1930

Senator LYNCH (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

I.   Whether, in view of a statement appearing in the SydneyMorning Herald, of Monday, 5th May, 1930, to the effect that Mr. Boyd was about to apply for 7 miles of auriferous country upstream in New Guinea, has the Government examined this and other corresponding areas to see that all alluvial gold that can be mined by persons of limited means has been exhausted in those areas 7

2.   If not, will it cause such examination to be made before mining leases of any description are granted?

Senator DALY - The answer* to the honorable senator's questions are as follow : -

1.   The Government is not at present in possession of information in regard to the particular area referred to by the honorable senator, but full effect is being and will be given, in respect of alluvial ground in the Territory, to the provisions pf the mining ordinance and to the recognized mining practice.

2.   See answer to 1.

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