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Tuesday, 23 November 1965

Mr HASLUCK - The major difference between the Communist Parties here and in Indonesia is that in Indonesia the Communist Party was a well organised political party with a place in the cabinet and an established position in political life. Although it is possible that the Communist Party in Australia has its sympathisers in Parliament, it certainly has no direct representative in Parliament and it certainly has no part in the government of the country. The Australian people have demonstrated quite plainly that Communism is not a doctrine that appeals to them and that no Communist candidate has a hope of ever getting into the Commonwealth Parliament. Following the defeat of the coup in Indonesia the populace has had an opportunity to demonstrate in a very emphatic manner its abhorrence of all Communist doctrine.

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