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Wednesday, 10 November 1971
Page: 3303

Mr Enderby asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Canberra Original Old Age and Invalid Pensioners Association occupy premises in the Griffin Centre in Canberra.

(2)   If so, (8) when did this tenancy commence and (b) what amount of space is involved.

(3)   How many changes have been made to the area occupied by the association since the occupancy commenced.

(4)   What were the reasons for the changes.

(5)   Was the association recently moved to an upstairs part of the Griffin Centre which causes difficulty for the members because of their age and infirmity.

(6)   If space on the ground floor becomes available in the future, will the association be given first choice of that space.

Mr Hunt - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   to (6) The Griffin Centre is leased to the A.C.T. Council of Cultural Societies Incorporated, which manages the Centre and handles the letting of individual rooms.

The Department is aware that the Canberra Original Old Age and Invalid Pensioners Association is one of the bodies to which space is let by the Council, but has no knowledge of details of the arrangements.

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