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Tuesday, 12 September 1972
Page: 679

Senator McMANUS - Can the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs afford the Senate any information on the claim given publicity today that a naturalised Australian citizen who was not born in Yugoslavia on a visit to Yugoslavia has been deprived of his liberty on the plea that he owes military service to that country?

Senator WRIGHT - I have noticed the news that was published today but I have not any facts with regard to the individual case. We discussed only a week or two ago a similar case with regard to another European country. No doubt, it involves the obligations which European countries impose upon their citizens, even though they have become naturalised abroad, to undergo military service. But I could not give the particulars of this case until I have referred it to the Department.

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