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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 679

Mr SCHOLES (Corio) - I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:


(   1 ) In the opinion of this House the continued advocacy of conscription by the Government parties is potentially damaging to public acceptance of policies of adequate levels of defence and would, if adopted, seriously weaken the Defence Force and divide the community;

(2)   the House calls on the Government to make an immediate and unqualified statement on its intentions on conscription and does not accept as adequate general statements of denial similar to those made by the former Minister for the Army, Dr Forbes, three weeks before the Prime Minister introduced conscription in 1964.

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