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Wednesday, 24 October 1973
Page: 1449

Senator Hannan asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

(   1 ) Is the Minister aware that, on 1 1 October 1973, Senator Hannan asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate to have the Minister direct Australia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Laurence McIntyre, to press, as a matter of urgency, for an examination of the Senate's unanimous Resolution on the abrogation of human rights of Soviet dissidents.

(2)   As Sir Laurence McIntyre is the acting Chairman of the Security Council, will the Minister have him press this matter at this opportune time, although it will not be dealt with by the Council.

Senator Murphy - The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   and (2) The Australian Ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Laurence McIntyre, has been instructed to bring to the attention of the Secretary General the terms of the Senate Resolution of 27 September concerning political dissidents in the USSR.

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