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Thursday, 24 August 1972
Page: 377

Senator MULVIHILL (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I direct a question to the Minister for Civil Aviation. Notwithstanding internal measures taken to combat 'skyjackers', what stage has been reached by the appropriate international body to achieve a common policy when a hijacked aircraft seeks landing sanctuary?

Senator COTTON (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Civil Aviation) - A substantial degree of unanimity on common action has been reached. 1 think the honourable senator might well benefit if I obtained fairly substantial information for him on his subject. This is a matter of considerable interest. There are one or 2 countries with which problems arise, but not a great number. The measures agreed upon have fairly wide acceptance and some strong attempts are now being made in the United Nations to strengthen the overall international approach lo this matter.

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