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Friday, 3 December 1976
Page: 3286

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs upon notice:

(1)   Are public servants attached to his Department, down to the equivalent of Class 5 of the Third Division, entitled to a diplomatic passport while representing Australia overseas.

(   2 ) If not, what is the rule governing the granting of diplomatic passports to officers of his Department

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The normal practice is that officers who are assigned to positions in Australian diplomatic missions overseas and whose names are included in the Diplomatic List of the country to which they are posted are issued with a diplomatic passport.

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