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Wednesday, 24 March 1999
Page: 4349


Mr Latham asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 17 February 1999:

(1) On 12 December 1972 in the UN General Assembly did (a) Australia vote in favour of the resolution on the rights of peoples to self determination and the speedy granting of independence to colonial countries and (b) France, Portugal, the UK and the USA vote against the resolution.

(2) On what dates had there previously been votes on the resolution on these issues in the General Assembly and the Fourth Committee.

(3) How did Australia vote on the previous occasions.


Mr Downer (Foreign Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

See the answer to Question No. 434.