Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976
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QUESTIONS WITHOv... NOTICE Tuesd?y :: Oecember 1~7; ------------------------ ANSWER My a.dvice was not sought as to what cuts Territory capital works expenditure. since the announcement of the saving of to establish whether there have been Northern Territory. were to be made in Northern I have made my own inquiries $2SOm and I have been unable any cuts to anything in the 1711 Mr DONDAS to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER What steps have there been taken tc. ;l~ist the residents of Anula and Wu1agi in the flooding that occurs evcq time it rains in that Drea? Perhaps the honourable member could buy them a pair of boots. I am aware that the Chairman of the Darwin Reconstructioo Commission flew into Darwin yesterday and I rlo n.ot know if he has the same capabilities as the honeurable memhcr for Sanderson whe often dees play Santa C1aus. Perhaps :1 pair .of boots per family may be the immediate answer. It is agreed that the pesition is untenable with regard te a number of preperties in the Sanders en area. This is caused largely because .of the new development and the fact that vegetation and the normal suburban gardening has not yet commenced to assist with the storm water drains. I have been informed that the General Manager .of the Darwin Recenstructien Cemmissien has visited the sites concerned over the past few weeks and has issued directions te previde fer drainage where required. 1712 Mr BALLANTYNE to Mr POLLOCK, ANSWER Has he heard whether the Public Service Board have made a decision en another erthodentist for the Territery? Knowing that the service is very peor in the Territory at the mement, will other steps be made to try to increase this essential service? I de not know whether the Public Service Beard has approved the appeintment of a further orthodontist to the Nerthern Territery. The heneurable member may pe aware that the Department .of Health has made submissiORS te the Public Service Board in a number of areas to provide increased specialist services such as erthedentists to centres .out side of Darwin. However, the Public Service Beard has net been pa'.ticu1ar1y receptive te applications from the department which 'c course is hindering the general health ceverage .of the Territery. 1713 Mr ROBERTSON to Mr TUXWORTH ANSWER Is he aware .of reperts that Taiwanese fishing crews have actually landed en the Australian ceast for the purpose of resupply and foraging'i If se, what information can he supply to the Assembly en this matter? I have ~eard reports alleging that foreign fishermen de camp on our coast and run pig and chicken farms to service their fleets. I have been unable to get any documented evidence from the various departments. If the question is placed en notice, I will endeaveur te obtain from Immigration and Custems an explicit,answer to the questien.
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