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Wednesday, 23 March 1966

Mr PETERS (SCULLIN, VICTORIA) - I ask the Prime Minister: Has he perused the editorial in the " Advocate ", the official organ of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, in which the proposals of the Government to send conscripts overseas are condemned as unjust, immoral and a violation of human rights for which the Government has no mandate? Has he also read statements alleged to have been made by the Catholic Bishop of Bendigo which seem to disclose some difference of opinion as to whether conscription is unjust, immoral and a violation of human rights? Because similar diverse views are dividing all sections-

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