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Thursday, 15 October 1964


Mr KILLEN (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - My question is addressed to the Minister for External Affairs. I ask: Has his attention been directed to a report made by a sub-committee of the United Nations which deals with colonialism and which has criticised in strong language Australia's contribution to the advancement of the peoples of Papua and New Guinea? Can the Minister say what opportunity will be presented for this country to reply to the statements made in the report? Will he assure the House that, if an opportunity is provided, our reply will be couched in unambiguous language, more particularly as some members of the sub-committee admitted that they had not been to Papua and New Guinea?







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