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Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976



Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976

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Parliamentary record 16


Questions for 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977; Parliamentary Record; ParliamentNT; 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977




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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Wednesday 8 December 1976 1667 Mr MANUELL to Mr RYAN ANSWER Can he offer me any explanation as to why subscribers making telephone calls from Darwin to interstate areas on STD cannot enjoy the benefit of the recipient of the call being able to identify the call as an STD call by identification pips? I believe the pips were not reintroduced after the cyclone. I am not aware of any reason why they should continue to be excluded from our STD calls. I will contact the local Telecom man today and see if we \:an get some answer which may further enlighten us on that particular item. 1668 Mrs LAWRIE to Dr LETTS ANSWER Is it a fact that wildlife rangers have been instructed not to shoot feral animals even if they be in such fragile areas as Cannon Hill and that as a result of this instruction, the land is being severely disturbed? If it is a fact, can the honourable Majority Leader advise what steps he will take to correct this? I am not aware of whether it is a fact that such instructions have been issued but I will make inquiries from the Chief Inspector of Wildlife and the head of the branch in which his section is located to determine the nature of any such instructions which have been issued. I can imagine that in that partic~lar arm nf government it is a very sensitive question at the moment because there has been a good deal of publication given to the fact that there was a shoot-out of cattle south of the Daly River some weeks ago. That matter has become the subject of a dispute and is still as yet unresolved as I understand it. I will find out what directions have been issued and if the directions are not sensible, if there has been an over-reaction, then naturally I will use what influence I can at this stage to bring about a more sensible policy, bearing in mind that hopefully after the 1st of January I will be able to have a much greater say in that policy. It does appear, from my knowledge of the subject, that there is some ambiguity or confusion possibly existing between 2 areas of legislation on the statute books of the Territory. One is in respect of the Crown Land Ordinance which refers to ownership of cattle on vacant crown land areas and refers to the apparent or reputed owner of such cattle as establishing ownership; and then there is the Wildlife Conservation and Control Ordinance, shortly to become the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Ordinance which has references to feral animals. The question of the definition of exactly what is feral and what is domesticated may need clarification in our legislation. If that is so, I undertake to take the matter up and to achieve necessary amendments to the legislation. 1669 Mr DONDAS to Mr PERRON ANSWER Does the Price Controller, in determining the price of bread, take into account power failures which cause loss to production andwaste for the manufacturer? The current price of bread in. Darwin does not contain any contingency