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Thursday, 27 April 1972
Page: 1413

Senator YOUNG asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior the following question, without notice:

Is it a fact that the Australian News and Information Bureau, which does such an excellent job in promoting Australia overseas through its publicity and public relations, has representatives in every State except South Australia? Can the Minister say whether consideration is being given to the appointment of representatives of the News and Information Bureau in South Australia? If this is so, will he use every endeapour to expedite this matter and give his support to the appointment of such officers in South Australia?

Senator COTTON (New South WalesMinister for Civil Aviation) The Minister for the Interior has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Australian News and Information Bureau has representation in all States of the Commonwealth except South Australia and Tasmania.

With the support of the Minister, the establishment of offices of the Bureau in these States was taken up with the Public Service Board by the Department of the Interior.

The Board recently approved new offices for both states. Staff will be appointed soon.

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