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Howard's secret appointments to the so-called People's Convention



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30 April 1997.-

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HOWARD'S SECRET APPOINTMENTS TO THF SO-CALLED PEOPLE'S CONVENTION

"Prime Minister John Howard and his Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Nick Minchin, have been hiding the fact that members of the public can apply for appointment to the People's Convention," Shadow Attorney-General Nick Bollcus said today.

"With the closing date for nominations being on Friday, Australians have only two days notice to get their, nominations in."

"This is completely unacceptable," Senator Bolkus said.

"If the appointment process is supposed to open to all, how come no one knew about it until today."

"Once again.theyrime Minister andSenatár-Minchin are trying.to-prevent ordinary Australians:froitPrparticipating in this important event in otir.fiation's.history:"

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'In - thetheantinieAifstralians should send .their applications to •Senator Minchin at Parliatnen-L ilmise.in Canberra :- or fax him: on 04273'6478 : - Without delay:"

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