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Tuesday, 7 December 1965

Sir ROBERT MENZIES (KOOYONG, VICTORIA) (Prime Minister) - I have had the advantage of reading the statement made by Sir John Crawford, which, if I may say so, I thought was extremely temperate and restrained. With the great bulk of it, I would have no difficulty in agreeing, just as the Government had no difficulty in agreeing with the great bulk of the matters contained in the Committee's report. Indeed, we found the recommendations extremely useful.

My original statement was not a hasty statement, lt was made after full Cabinet consideration and it was designed in particular to dispose of two recommendations which we thought should be dealt with at once. I understand there is to be an opportunity - at least it is so hoped - of having some debate on the report. If this is so, then the honorable member and anybody else who cares to speak will have an opportunity to say what they have to say. I repeat that I read this statement by Sir John Crawford with full respect, and I was impressed by its temperate qualities.

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