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Tuesday, 16 February 1971

Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   Isthe Minister aware that two Aborigines recently received injuries as a result of an assault at Hookers Creek. (Northern Territory).

(2)   Was a rifle discharged at any stage of the argument and who was responsible for the discharge of the firearm.

(3)   Have the aborigines concerned been taken to Katherine or some other centre to be charged.

(4)   Who was responsible for the injuries to the Aborigines: one of their own people, or was a policeman involved.

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