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P.O. BOX 1206. BOORAGOON. W.A. 6154 SUITE 8. GATEWAY MELVILLE CITY CENTRE BOORAGOON TEL (09) 3 6 4 5 5 5 4

PETER SHACK. M.P. FEDERAL M EM BER FO R TANGNEY S H A D O W MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

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"UNION BANS ON SOUTH AFRICA AFFECT TANGNEY F AMI L I E S "

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