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Tuesday, 16 February 1971

Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister representing the Minister-in-Charge of Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice:

Further to previous questions asked by me concerning Mrs Thelma McAvoy, who failed to obtain permission to visit relatives on Palm Island because she had appeared on a television programme, has Mrs McAvoy now been given permission to visit the Island; if so, why was permission withheld in the first instance, and does such a restriction of movement, on these or any other grounds, have the approval of the Minister.

Senator DameANNABELLE RANKIN: The Minister in Charge of Aboriginal Affairs has provided the following reply to the honourable senator's question:

Please see my reply to Question 520.

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