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Leader of the Opposition

PRESS RELEASE 23/83

NEW SOUTH WALES ROYAL COMMISSION

"In welcoming the establishment of a Royal Commission in New South Wales yesterday, I expressed the hope that the terms of reference would be sufficiently broad to enable the matter to be fully investigated. '

"I support the view of the Leader of the Opposition in NSW that the terms of reference announced today are cast in the narrowest possible form.

"I hope that the terms of reference will not limit the Royal Commission's ability to inquire into the facts behind the allegations against Mr Wran, Mr Farquhar and Mr Jones.

"If in the conduct of the Royal Commission Sir Laurence Street seeks to have the terms of reference expanded to allow him to discharge his responsibilities fully, then I hope the NSW Government will accede immediately to that request."

Canberra 11 May 1983