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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Mr EVERINGHAM (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for External Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to E. L. Millard's 'Freedom in a Federal World', Edition 5, published in New York in 1969 and compiled on the basis of 16 year discussions by the Conference Upon Research and Education in World Government.

(2)   If so, what opinions has Australia expressed relevant to the United Nations Charter revisions recommended in that publication as regards Charter Articles 9, 17, 48, 50, 95 and 107.


Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Australia has not expressed opinions on these recommendations. The honourable member is referred to answers to his previous questions on Charier Review and World Government.

International Affairs (Question No. 1027)


Dr Klugman asked the Minister for

External Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   What countries does he include when he speaks of the "free world'.

(2)   Will he advise me when any changes to the list take place.


Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

There are two fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter:

(i)   That the people of each country shall have the right to determine their own future; and

(ii)   That countries will not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

In other words, that countries shall be free.

I do not include in the word 'free' North VietNam or any other country which is violating Laos, Cambodian or South Vietnamese territories.







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