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Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Page: 759

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for the Environment and Conservation, upon notice:

(1)   Has any action been taken to establish new national parks.

(2)   If so, will the proposed national parks be administered by the Commonwealth.

Dr Cass - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) Under the Administrative Arrangements Order my Department is responsible for national parks. The questions of the Australian Government's involvement in the establishment of national parks and the implementation of the Government's pledge to acquire land for national park purposes are currently under investigation.

Australian Capital Territory:

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