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Tuesday, 20 April 1971

Senator WRIGHT - The Minister for Education and Science has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question: (]) Yes, the former Minister for Education and Science, the Honourable Nigel Bowen, made such a statement.

(2)   No specific proposals for such a seminar have been put to me up to the present time. However, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, when established will no doubt wish to arrange seminars of this kind from time to time. Some of these may possibly be organised under the United States-Australia Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation, which provides machinery for arranging collaboration between Australian and United States scientists in areas of mutual interest.

(3)   See (2).

(4)   This would be a matter for the seminar organisers, but no doubt Townsville would certainly receive consideration when choosing a venue for such a seminar.

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