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Thursday, 14 November 1974
Page: 2375

Senator MILLINER - As opponents of the Australian Government are peddling stories in Queensland that the Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Joh Bjelke-Petersen, requested the Prime Minister in March this year to make funds available to combat locust plagues then threatening Queensland, will the Minister for Agriculture indicate whether such statements have any basis in fact whatsoever?

Senator WRIEDT -I did indicate during the course of a debate in the Senate on Tuesday that it was not until October of this year that any approach was made by the Premier of Queensland for assistance in respect of locust problems in that State. It is quite incorrect to say that any approach was made before that.

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