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Wednesday, 12 April 1961

Mf. WHITLAM'. - Yesterday, in reply to my question' the Minister for- External Affairs- suggested that I- should defer it until after I had' heard his statement last night. As the statement', did not deal with the question that- H had asked I now repeat it: As; Australia has now voted in the United Nations for the resolution requesting all States to consider taking such separate and collective action as is: open to them- to bring about the abandonment of South Africa's apartheid policies, what does the Government propose to do to carry out this request?- When tha resolution censuring South- Africa for its: policies in south-west Africa, comes' before, the General Assembly, will- Australia abstain' from voting beside the United Kingdom, as it did in the Political Committee;, or will- it now vote for the resolution beside- the United: States of: America and all. other- members of the Commonwealth?-

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