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Tuesday, 23 October 1973
Page: 2569


Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) - Not much time will be available for me this evening to develop what I would like to say in this debate, so I will introduce my topic with a few words now. I agree that we must look always to Australia's interests first in regard to foreign policy. But there are certain matters in respect of which Australia's interests are inextricably bound up with the interests of all mankind. I am afraid that we overlook the fact that, when we are speaking of power in the world now, foreign policy comes down still to nuclear policy and to the possession of the weapons which dictate the power balance and which allow the possessors of those weapons to stand in a situation quite different from that of the rest of the world and of those which do not possess those weapons. When this debate is resumed I shall draw attention to what has been said by Sir Philip Baxter in this regard, when he pointed out that at the present moment there is a great deal of-


The CHAIRMAN (Mr Scholes - Order! It being 15 minutes to 11 o'clock and in accordance with the order of the House of 1 March, I shall report progress.

Progress reported.







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