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Wednesday, 11 April 1973

Mr LYNCH (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) - I ask the Prime Minister: Is lt a fact, as alleged on the television program 'Federal File', that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation representative for the interdepartmental meeting on 2nd March is not a public servant? Is it a fact that a public servant must be charged in writing, has a right to reply in writing, has a right to appeal and has the right to representation by counsel? Is it a fact that the ASIO officer concerned has none of these rights? Has the Government deliberately chosen the ASIO representative as the most convenient scapegoat to hide the Government's own duplicity in this affair?

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