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Thursday, 5 April 1973
Page: 1214

Mr Mathews (CASEY, VICTORIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

Can he say which Premiers have expressed agreement with the proposal that Local Government should be represented at the foreshadowed constitutional convention with full voting rights.

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

My Government's support for the direct representation of local government at the proposed Australian Constitutional Convention was clearly stated in the election policy speech. On 15th March 1973 I wrote to all State Premiers re-iterating this support and foreshadowing that we shall be seeking acceptance of our views at the forthcoming meeting of the Steering Committee of Delegates on 12th-13th April at which the manner and extent of local government representation is to be considered.

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