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The Minister for the Intertorglir Peter Nixon,is

is setting a fast pace in his additional role, as Minister

in charge of the Northern Territory.

The energetic 40--yeL a r-old Country Party member for

Gippsland will visit Alice. Springs after Federal Parliament

ends its present session--probably in June.

He said today:" My schedule for the Centre is

indefinite at this stage but I will be in the Northern

Territory for the best pars, of a week.

' I love that country and am looking forward

immensely to meeting as many people as possible'.

Mr Ni.1 on,who entered Cabinet ranks only late last Y '

year,paid an official visit to Darwin four weeks ago.

He flew to Darwin again at the week-end (30th)

on the first leg of a 10-day visit to three countries in

South-East Asia.

His principle role will be to lead. a delegation

to dedicate the Ambon War Cemetery and Memorial for the

Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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