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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3075

Mr Hunt asked the Minister for the Capital Territory, upon notice:

When will the Government set up a Royal Commission to investigate self-government in the Australian Capital Territory on the basis of partnership in administration between the national and local interest, recognising the interest and ultimate authority of Federal Parliament in the Government of the Australian Capital Territory, in accordance with the pre-election policy of the Australian Labor Party.

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

The need is not presently seen for a Royal Commission to reinforce studies the Government is now pursuing into self-government in the Australian Capital Territory.

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