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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 132

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Who are the Australian representatives at the Crime Prevention and Control Conference being held in New York, from 8th to 19th May.

(2)   To whom will the representatives report when they return to Australia.

(3)   Will members of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Environment be able to peruse such reports.

Senator WRIGHT The Minister for Foreign Affairs has furnished the following reply:

(1)   The Committee on Crime Prevention and Control met in New York from 8th to 17th May 1972. It is an expert standing committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Council composed of 15 members appointed in their individual capacities, on the basis of their nomination by the Secretary-General. No Australian is a member of the Committee.

(2)   See (1).

(3)   Documents concerning the meeting are available in the Parliamentaary Library. Since the meeting has only recently concluded, it is not expected that the report will be available for some time. When it becomes available my Department will ensure that a copy is placed in the Parliamentary Library.

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