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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 2056


Senator HANNAN (VICTORIA) - Has the attention of the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs been drawn to encouraging reports of a successful counter-attack by South Vietnamese marines in Quang Tri province? Does this indicate that Vietnamisation, with American air support, may not be nearly so brittle as many commentators, cartoonists and correspondents have suggested?


Senator WRIGHT - Various reports have come through in the last weeks but today's news, as yet unconfirmed so far as I am concerned through official sources, does record success in the counterattack to which the honourable senator refers. If the honourable senator would be good enough to bear with me, I would just ask him perhaps to inform himself of what the Australian Broadcasting Commission saw lit to occupy its programme 'AM' with this morning. I say nothing further than that, but it was retailing the news as per a Vietcong newspaper.







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