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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 vITTHOUT NOTICE - Wednesday 8 December 1976 up out of,the ,original larger trust somewhat more easily and without any ambiguity about it as there was previously. So I think that the amendments will make that easier, and I think that those amendments should be brought to the notice of the Aboriginal communities so that descent groups and clan groups who would wish to have their own title realised will know that the opportunity to do so is now in the legislation. I envisage that there will be quite a large number of groups who would like to take advantage of that opportunity. Apart from the information I have already given about the Tiwi Land Council, on the third part of the question, I am unable to inform the' honourable member how many other groups there might be and in what location they reside. I have requested the Minister to approve applications to set up further land councils. I will endeavour to find out that information as soon as possible and convey it to the honourable member. If I cannot find out the full information during the course of these sittings, I will give it to him as soon as it is available. 1672 Mr VALE to Miss ANDREW ANSWER Is she aware that the Police Commissioner has apparently issued instruction to his officers that they are to under no circumstances discuss police problems or personal problems concerning their homes etc with the members of this Assembly? If this instruction was given, why? I am not aware that this instruction has been issued and therefore I cannot give any reason. 1673 Mr BALLANTYNE to Mr RYAN ANSWER What steps have been taken to upgrade prior to the wet season, and has an roa'ds in recent times? the Yirrkala and Dhupuma Roads inspection been made of these I believe that it is generally the practice to grade these roads just prior to the wet season. However, I will contact the Department of Construction and see if I can confirm that that in fact will be the case this year. 1674 Mr DONDAS to Mr POLLUCK ANSWER In view of the Federal Government's media bart on cigarette advertising, can he tell me why Darwin cinemas are able to do so during inter , mission? I understand there are no controls over cinema advertising of cigarettes, that is why. 1675 Mr KENTISH to Miss ANDREW ' Can the honourable member advise me if there is'any movement or prospect of movement concerning the Katherine Rural College?