Times Past: June 15, 1979

June 15 2024 - 12:00am

On this day in 1979, plans to establish a ministerial council between the Commonwealth and Queensland governments for joint considerations on the Great Barrier Reef were in play. Then-prime minister Malcolm Fraser and Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen came to the agreement for the ministerial council instead of pursuing joint management.

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