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Thursday, 14 September 1972
Page: 823

Senator MULVIHILL - I wish to ask a supplementary question of the AttorneyGeneral about Mr Strecko Rover. Am I at liberty to interpret the words 'national interest' that the Attorney-General used in his earlier answer to me to mean that the Government is seeking to damp the actions of agents provocateurs from the right of the Croatian community?

Senator GREENWOOD - I am at a loss to understand precisely what the honourable senator is asking. It may be that the inferences I would draw from those words are not those that he would draw from them. The Minister stated that it was not in the national interest for Mr Rover's passport to continue to be held by him. The Minister also indicated, as I recall, that he would elaborate on that further. As to the suggestion that Mr Rover is not what he appears to be - I do not know whether that is what the honourable senator is suggesting - I do not feel that I can take the matter any further than I have taken it.

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