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THE LIBERAL '.PARTY OF AUSTRALIA FEDERAL SECRETARIAT '

F ROM THE HON. P H I L L I P LYNCH, M P . , DEPUTY LEADER OF THE O P P O S IT IO N

THE ALL-AUSTRALIAN LIONEL AND DOUG SHOW:

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c u r t a i n r i n g d o w n o n D o u g M c C l e l l a n d . .

I t s e e m s t h a t t h e s h o w h a s f o l d e d f o r D o u g a s M i n i s t e r f o r

a l l t h e M e d i a . ‘

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t h i s t i m e , b u t D o u g M c C l e l l a n d . . T h e r e p o r t s a r e t h a t S e n a t o r

M c C l e l l a n d ' s p o r t f o l i o i s t o b e c h o p p e d u p . .· '

T h e S p e c i a l M i n i s t e r o f S t a t e , M r . L i o n e l B o w e n , i s s t a g e - m a n a g e d

a s t h e h e i r o f t h e r a d i o a n d t e l e v i s i o n s e g m e n t s , t h e r e p o r t s s a y .

L a s t n i g h t t h e S e n a t o r d e n i e d a n d d e n o u n c e d i t . .

B u t , t h e P r i m e M i n i s t e r h a s n o t r u s h e d i n t o d e f e n d D o u g . He

d i d n ' t d e f e n d F r a n k C r e a n e i t h e r — a n d w e a l l k n o w w h a t

h a p p e n e d t o · h i m . ·

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