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Thursday, 15 August 1974
Page: 968

Senator DAVIDSON -My question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs relates to a recent editorial which referred to possible aid from the Federal Budget for the African Liberation Committee. I refer the Minister to this question which was asked in the same editorial:

Would the Government welcome outside aid to an Aboriginal black power movement engaged in terrorism in Australia?

If the Minister has seen this editorial, can he give the Government's answer to such a question? Does he know of any such outside aid? If so, what steps is the Government taking in relation to it?

Senator CAVANAGH -Firstly, I have not seen the editorial. I know of no outside aid being given to a black power movement in Australia. In fact, I do not know of a black power movement in Australia. If there is any black power movement in Australia or if any aid is being given to a black power movement within Australia it is without my knowledge or consent.

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