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Thursday, 31 August 1972
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Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) - by leave - The Senate will be pleased to hear that because of the work and report of the

Senate Select Committee on Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse its Chairman, the Assistant Minister to the Minister for Health and Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Marriott, has been invited and will attend the 30th International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to be held in Amsterdam from 4th to 9th September. At the Congress, the theme of which is 'Man and His Mind Changers', Senator Marriott will be a member of a Panel which will discuss cannabis and the attitudes of governments and the medical profession towards it. In addition Senator Marriott will take part in discussions on a number of subjects relevant to some of the main recommendations contained in the Committee's report. Whilst overseas he will visit Geneva for talks with officials of the World Health Organisation and members of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He will return to Australia on Friday, 15th September.

Sitting suspended from 12.47 to 2.15 p.m.

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