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Thursday, 8 September 1983
Page: 641

Question No. 366

Mr O'Keefe asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 23 August 1983:

(1) Is it a fact that it is the intention of the Government to grant 2 permits for the mining of uranium to Aboriginal interests in the Northern Territory, if so, who will be mining them for Aboriginal lessees.

(2) Where will the uranium be going.

(3) Can the Minister indicate the overall position in regard to these important matters.

Mr Barry Jones —The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) No.

(2) See answer to (1) above.

(3) The whole question of the detailed application of the Labor Party's platform on uranium is currently under examination by the Government. When these examinations are completed I expect that appropriate announcements will be made.