Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976
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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Thursday 9 December 1976 Dr LETTS: For any pet meat market which is available overseas and to which kangaroo meat is eligible to go, donkey, horse or buffalo meat would certainly be comparable and an adequate substitute. I will have a look at the matter in the light of the information that the honourable member has brought up here and see whether anything can be done to provide some incentive and encouragement to those who are engaged in existing industries in those fields, rather than break into a new industry which we have not got in the Northern Territory at the moment, namely the kangaroo meat industry. 1700 Mr VALE to Mr POLLOCK ANSWER The Executive Member has been accused of making an inaccurate statement that an Aboriginal child, Freddy, had been abandoned 5 times by his mother. Did he make such a statement? I did hear a report on the news that I had made a statement that an Aboriginal child, Freddy, had been abandoned 5 times by its mother. On reading Hansard, I find that I said that it was the fifth time in a period of some 6 months in the life of the child that it had been found abandoned or had been returned to hospital. I think that that is quite a different story to the report that apparently has caused some reaction from the legal officer attached to the Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in A1ice Springs, It is unfortunate that he has not checked everything and has gone off half-cocked, as he usually does. 1701 Mrs LAWRIE to Miss ANDREW ANSWER Following the presentation of a petition from the students of Nightcliff and Casuarina High Schools in this Assembly last session, can she advise me if she has advised the Minister of their concern and if the building of Drips tone High School has received a higher priority than it presently enjoys in the capital works program? I have conveyed the message of the petition presented by the honourable member for Nightc1iff. However, whilst people in the Northern Territory have made representations in every possible way to both the Minister for the Northern Territory and the Minister for Education, I am unaware of the actual priority in their minds of Dripstone High School on the current capital works system. 1702 Mr TUNGUTALUM to Mr PERRON ANSWER Is there any scheme to educate under-privileged people and the Aboriginal people on the role of Consumer Protection Council and how to get help from them? If not, would he ensure that such a scheme is started? I will undertake to look into the matter that he has raised this morning and see what can be done. 1703 Mr BALLANTYNE to Miss ANDREW How much money is spent Aboriginal people and has in the the Territory on bilingual programs for Education Department given considera
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