Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976
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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Tuesday 7 December 1976 will have a look at the matter and see if I can find out ~xactly what is in mind. When we took the problem up with the Minister for Trans~ port when he was up here, we asked him what was going to be done with the new railway line, and he was of the opinion that it would be best to proceed at least to the border before any decision was made to set up a staging station there. However, if the line does go under water, maybe there will not be any alternative but to bring the staging station down quite some way into South Australia which would be completely unsatisfactory for Alice Springs and tourism. We will have to wait and see what happens with Lake Eyre. 1656 Mr BALLANTYNE to Mr POLLOCK ANSWER Is the honourable member aware that the Yirrkala Dhanbul Association proposes to build a council chamber at Yirrkala? If so, has he any idea of the cost of such a building, and when is it likely to be commenced? I do not know but I will endeavour to find out and advise, the House later on in the week. 1657 Mr EVERINGHAM to Mr PERRON ANSWER What is the number of unemployed at present in Australia and the number of unemployed in the Northern Territory? Figures supplied to me by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations indicate that as at 6 December, 272,518 persons were registered as unemployed in Australia and 1985 of them in the Northern Territory. 1658 Mr DONDAS to Mr TUXWORTH ANSWER When will the Northern Territory Tourist Bureau be re-established in Darwin? The honourable member may be referring to the Northern Territory Government Tourist Bureau Head Office which is currently sited in Alice Springs. The bureau is still operating in Darwin as a sales office but there is no immediate plan to return the Northern Territory Government Tourist Bureau Head Office to Darwin. However, I believe that it should return to Darwin as soon as it is financially and practically possible. 1659 Mr EVERINGHAM to Mr TUXWORTH ANSWER How many people is it estimated that the uranium mining industry will employ in the Northern Territory, firs tly, in the construction phase and later in the mining and processing phase? I have had forewarning of this question and I have been unable to ascertain figures relating to any development by Pancontinental and Narartda on their respective projects. However, the proposed develop
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