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Thursday, 1 June 1972
Page: 2518

Senator CAVANAGH asked the

Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   Is there very strong circumstantial evidence to indicate that the Minister for Primary Industry has committed a breach of section 79 of the Crimes Act

(2)   Will the Attorney-General' have all circumstances of this allegation investigated to ascertain whether there is sufficient evidence to support a charge against the Minister for Primary Industry for breach of section 79 of the Crimes Act

(3)   If the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to permit the matter to go before a court of competent jurisdiction, will the AttorneyGeneral, in accordance with the duties of his office, authorise a prosecution.

Senator GREENWOOD (VictoriaAttorneyGeneral) The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   No.

(3)   See answers to (l)and (2).

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