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Tuesday, 27 March 1973
Page: 761

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Immigra tion, upon notice:

(1)   Has be consulted with any regional planning bodies concerning migrant resettlement in nonmetropolitan areas.

(2)   If so, will he list those regional planning bodies with which he has consulted.

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

(1)   Senior officers of my Department have consulted the National Urban and Regional Development Authority regarding the role which migration can play in furthering the development of regional centres. In addition, regional planning bodies will have the opportunity of making submissions to the National Population Enquiry, which I have authorised to hold public hearings in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan centres in all States.

(2)   See (1) above.

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