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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 NarICE - Tuesday 21 December 1976 1705 Mr ROBERTSON to Mr POLLOCK ANSWER Press reports have indicated that the St John Ambulance is introducing a subscription scheme for its services in the Darwin area. Could he inform the Assembly whether or not such a scheme will apply to areas outside of Darwin? The subscription service for the St John Ambulance will be operative for the Darwin area or the Top End only. St John Ambulance has taken over all ambulance services in the Darwin and Top End area and from 1 Janua~ will be effecting charges. Subscriptions paid to the St John Ambulance service in the Top End will have effect throughout Australia for members who pay the subscription. In other Territory centres, the present system will operate. No charges are made for services provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health. 1706 Mrs LAWRIE to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER Is he yet in a position to indicate when the Government home sales scheme will reconunence and the terms and conditions of that scheme? Since the honourable member last asked that question on Tuesday 7 December, I have made daily representations to both the Minister's office and the Department of the Northern Territory. I do not have an answer f or the honourable member. 1707 Mrs LAWRIE to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER Has Treasu~ approval - or any other approval for the passage of the legislation before us Housing Commission homes to recommence? necesary- been given to enable the sale of This matter is related to the former question. I understand that the discussions that .are taking place are between officers of the Depart.;.. ment .of the Northern Territory and officers of the Department of the Treasury. There has been no indication at this stage with regard to the issues that need resolution before the bill before this House can proceed. 1708 Mr EVERINGHAM to Dr LETTS ANSWER Is it a fact that the authorities were some press reports would indicate, by days of a Vietnamese motor boat with a on board? taken completely unawares, as the arrival in the 1at few number of Vietnamese refugees The impression which I gained when first hearing some of the ,press re.ports does not accord with the official version of the incident. According to the officiaJ information that I have received,at 3pm on Saturday a Ma1ay-type boat was reported in Darwin Harbour a mile and a half off North-West Channel Rock. A message stated that it appeared to have refugees on board. The boat was then tied up at Storm Buoy as directed, and a sergeant from the Darwin Police Station, along with representatives of Customs, Immigration and Health, carried out the