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Wednesday, 29 April 1942

Ashas been indicated Australian troops, whether the Militia or Australian Imperial Force can be sent overseas when this step is considered necessary for the successful conduct of the war. The Government view is that an amendment of the Defence Act is not necessary to permit this, and it seems determined to stand firm against all demands to amend the Act.

As it seems hardly credible that a wrong statement, without any foundation, would be made by a reputable newspaper, will the Prime Minister inquire into the origin of the announcement?

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