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Tuesday, 29 October 1974
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Senator Baume asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Will Australian Servicemen be with the armed forces of Papua New Guinea after it achieves independence on 1 December, 1 974: if so,

(a)   to whom will those servicemen be responsible; and

(b)   from whom will they take orders.

Senator Willesee - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

I would refer the honourable senator to pages 27 to 34 of the speech on the Australian Defence Estimates 1974-75 tabled in the House of Representatives by my colleague, the Minister for Defence, on Thursday, 24 October.

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