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Thursday, 17 April 1969

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

1.   Is Australia a member of the InterGovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation IMCO?

2.   If so, did its representative attend a meeting of IMCO, in London, in late 1968?

3.   What altitude did its representative lake to proposals giving nations . the right to sink any ship on the high seas endangering its coasts through oil pollution?

4.   Will Australia be attending the next IMCO meeting, in Brussels, in November 1969, and will its delegate be supporting the proposal mentioned in 3 above?

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