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Thursday, 1 December 1960


Mr MINOGUE (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Prime Minister, in his capacity as Minister for External Affairs, whether he has been officially advised of a flagrant interference with the freedom of an Australian citizen, the Right Reverend Monsignor Fahy, of Camden, New South Wales, during his recent visit to Belfast, in Northern Ireland. In view of the fact that Monsignor Fahy, a former Australian Army chaplain, was ordered to a police station for questioning because he had taken a photograph of a public building, will the Minister take appropriate action calling for a suitable explanation of, and apology for, this blatant interference with the freedom of an Australian citizen, particularly as Monsignor Fahy was in possession of a Commonwealth credential letter issued by the Prime Minister?







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