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Tuesday, 19 April 1966

Mr HAROLD HOLT - The letter to which the honorable gentleman refers appeared on my desk for the first time just before I came into the House. I see that it was received in my office earlier so I am not attaching any criticism to anybody connected with the newspaper; I merely say that I saw it for the first time just before coming into the House. There is attached to this letter another one which says -

For your information and use as you see fit. lt is known in Brisbane that several left wing organisations organised a No vote by buying copies of the " Truth " in great quantities and by getting their members and supporters to exercise multiple votes. In this regard a feature of the Vietnam Action Rally in Centenary Park, Brisbane, on the afternoon of Sunday 27th March was the presence of a V.A.C. supporter with a barrowload of " Truth " newspapers which were handed out to No voters to ensure that such votes were recorded.

Mr Webb - Who wrote the second letter?

Mr HAROLD HOLT - That is what I am interested to find out.

Mr Calwell - It was not the editor.

Mr HAROLD HOLT - I am not suggesting that it was. All I am saying-

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