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Tuesday, 9 October 1973
Page: 1811

Mr Snedden asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Were other members of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation consulted before the announcement of Australia's withdrawal from SEATO exercises planned for October 1973; if so, which countries and when.

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

The matter was raised with all active SEATO members individually some three weeks before the Australian Government's decision was made public.

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