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NQ D A T E

25 August 1973

FRENCH NUCLEAR TEST

The Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs,

Mr Whitlam, said today that the Government had reason to believe

that the French Government had exploded today another nuclear

device in the Pacific - the' fourth in the present series»

Mr Whitlam said that radioactive fallout from earlier

French tests in this y e a r ’s series had now been detected in

Australia, indicating a clear breach of the International

Court's order to France to d esist0 Australia would continue

its efforts to halt these tests by every appropriate m e a n s „

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