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THURSDAY, 15TH OCTOBER, 1970

END OF 1970 INDUS TRIAD MOBILISATION . COURSE ON.'.DEFENCE PREPAREDNESS ( S ta te m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r D e f e n c e , t h e Hon. M alcolm

F r a s e r , M .P .)

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t o c o m p le te n i n e m o nths o f p a r t - t i m e s t u d y o f some o f

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t h e Armed F o r c e s .

F u r t h e r E n q u i r i e s : D i r e c t o r o f P u b l i c R e l a t i o n s ,

D e p a rtm e n t o f D e f e n c e ,

CANBERRA. A .C .T . 2600

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