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Monday, 9 November 1964

Senator McKENNA - I direct a question to the Minister for Defence. Will the honorable senator, before the Senate next discusses the subject of defence, indicate whether there are any omissions - and if so, what omissions - from the list which I have had prepared of statements on that subject made by or on behalf of the

Government since 19th December 1949? With the concurrence of honorable senators I incorporate the list in " Hansard ".

1.   20th, 22nd, 25th September and 1st October, 1950.- "The Defence Call to the Nation", series of three broadcasts by the Prime Minister.

2.   28th September, 1954.- Statement by Sir Phillip McBride.

3.   20th April, 1955. - " Foreign Affairs and Defence ". Ministerial statement by Prime Minister.

4.   4th April, 1957- " Australian Defence".Statement by Prime Minister.

5.   2nd May, 1957. - Defence Review - Statement by Sir Phillip McBride.

6.   19th September, 1957. - Further Defence Statement by the Prime Minister.

7.   19th March, 1958.- " Defence Organization" - Statement by Prime Minister.

8.   26th November, 1959. - Defence Review - Hon. A. Townley - New three year programme.

9.   29th March,1960.- Defence Review- Hon. A. Townley.

10.   11th November, 1960. - Statement on Defence by Hon. A. Townley during Estimates Debate.

11.   29th June, 1961.- "The Navy Programme" - Ministerial Statement by Hon. A.

Townley released to Press on 29.6.61.

12.   5th October, 1961. - Statement on Defence by Hon. A. Townley during Debate on Estimates.

13.   24th October, 1962. - Statement on Defence by Hon. A. Townley - New three Year programme.

14.   22nd May, 1963.- Defence Review- Ministerial Statement by Prime Minister.

15.   24th October, 1963. - Ministerial Statement by Prime Minister on Royal Australian Air Force.

16.   18th June, 1964. - Defence Review by Senator Paltridge.

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