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Strategic Plan 1989-1992 BTEC

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Title

Strategic Plan 1989-1992 BTEC

Other title

Tabled Paper 912

Collection

Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1989-05-24

Description

Tabled by Brian Ede

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/298927

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/386762

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