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Thursday, 28 November 1935

Debate resumed from the 14th November (vide page 1621), on motion by Senator Abbott -

That to encourage the breaking down of barriers and in the interests of mutual understanding and peace among the nations of the world and to enable the founding of an international public opinion and literature -

(   1 ) It is imperative that a means of international thought exchange be established by a common language to be compulsorily taught in their respective primary and secondary schools;

(2)   For this purpose the Government be asked to list this question on the Agenda of the next General Assembly of the League of Nations;

(3)   That the Government be asked to instruct the delegates representing Aus tralia at the next Assembly of the League to take action to ensure the approval of the Assembly to the above ;

(4)   That the terms of this resolution be communicated to the House of Representatives with a request for concurrence therein ;

(5)   That the right honorable the Prime Minister be requested to communicate the above to the governments of the United Kingdom, the dominions, and India, seeking their co-operation.

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