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Thursday, 27 June 1946


Mr CALWELL - By whom?


Mr ARCHIE CAMERON - -For a number of years I have been . a trout fisherman, and I am not rising to that fly. As I have said, whatever General Bennett did would have been wrong in the view of some people. "When he came away from Malaya they accused him" of having forsaken his troops; if he had remained there, the same people would have said that he did not have sufficient courage to get out in order to acquaint his Government with the conditions that he knew existed there.


Mr Pollard - The same thing would apply to any inquiry into the charges made by Air Vice-Marshal Bostock. The only result would be the expenditure of a large sum of money.


Mr ARCHIE CAMERON - The honorable member for Richmond has merely asked that certain communications and documents be placed on the table of the Parliament and that members be allowed to view. them and judge for themselves. The masters whom we are shortly to face will be intelligent enough to arrive at a judgment if those documents are not produced for inspection.







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