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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
Page: 2309

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Prime

Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Premier of New South Wales written to the Prime Minister seeking a declaration of support for the concept of a world trade centre in Sydney.

(2)   Does the Prime Minister support such a concept.

(3)   Have representations been made to have sections of the Department of Customs and Excise and the Department of Trade and Industry located in such a centre.

(4)   What is the attitude of the Government on this matter.

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   to (4) The Premier of New South Wales has written to me concerning Commonwealth participation in the project to establish a World Trade Centre in Sydney. The matter is at present receiving consideration by the Commonwealth Government, but a decision has not yet been made.

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