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Thursday, 1 December 1938

Mr WARD (EAST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Minister for the Interior state whether, during the recent international crisis, officers of his department were detailed to watch the movements of German Nazi agents resident in this country and also visiting Australia? As the result of such inquiries, was a report submitted to the Defence Department in which the name of Dr. Asmis, the German -Consul, was mentioned? Was a list of names prepared of persons whom it was intended to intern immediately had hostilities commenced? Will the Minister lay on the table of the House all papers and reports made in connexion with inquiries into the activities of Nazi agents?

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