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Transcript 2515

RETIREMENT OF THE HONOURABLE CE BARNES MP - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 25/01/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2515

PRIME MINISTER
FOR PRESS: PM No. 7/ 1972
RETIREMENT OF THE HONOURAXBLE C. E. BARNES, MA. P.
Statement by the Prime Minister, Mr. William McMahon
I announce the retirement from the Ministry of the
Honourable C. E. Barnes, Minister f'r External Territories.
I propose, in conseqavence, to recommend to His
Excellency the Governor-Gefieral the following appointmients:.-
The TIon. Andrew Peacock, to be Minister for
External Territories;
Mr. R. C. Katter, to be Minister for the
Army.
I am proposing to His Excellency that the swearing
take niace in Canberra next week. Mr. Barnes' retirement will take
effect from that time.
T place on record my appreciation of Mr. Barnes' very
great public service directed to the interests of the Australian
nation and also, in a particular sense, to the interests of the
Australian exte. rnal territorias.
CANBERRA, January, 1972.

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