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Thursday, 11 June 1970

Mr KILLEN (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for the Navy) - The matter literally bristles with difficulties and I have no wish, to tranquillise the honourable gentleman in any way but, to use language at least blessed by practice in this place, the matter is very much under review. The difficulty stems from 2 basic facts. Firstly, in the Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone there is no definition of what is the breadth of the territorial sea.

Mr James - I rise on a point of order, Mr Speaker. Frequently you have ruled questions out of order because they have sought a legal opinion. I suggest that this is seeking a legal opinion and is giving this young lawyer, able seaman Killen-

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