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Wednesday, 27 September 1972
Page: 1197

Senator WOOD (QUEENSLAND) - I believe my question is appropriately directed to Senator Wright as Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Has the Minister read of the terrible atrocities being inflicted upon the Pakistanis and Indians being ejected from Uganda, even to the extent that some are being shot and mutilated? Does not the Minister consider that this is racism of the worst order? Can he tell me what has happened to the great body of knockers of Australia who are always accusing Australia of racism, when this terrible display of racism is being demonstrated in Uganda?

Senator WRIGHT - One has, with a great sense of sadness, seen reference to these criminal acts. I think that the whole situation underlines the unfortunate elements which exist with competition between 2 races in that country. The measures that have been adopted in relation to the solution of it are measures which excite the regret and disapproval of all governments that oppose racial policies. Further than that I do not go.

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