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FOR

PRESS 289

The Minister for the Interior 9Mr Peter Nixon,

said today that the A.C.T.Advisory Council appeared to have taken his rejection of its five pints as rejection of proposals for self government.

"I made no mention of self government at all in my letter to therm It is not a dead issue--I am determined that it will come t

,

'he said.

1? h.a t I rejected were moves for powers as far reaching :. s the Royal Commis? on Act.

"I am unable to give the Council these powers until it can carry the necessary resp}on siaility -that goes with powers of this nature.'1

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