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Tuesday, 30 March 1965

Senator BRANSON (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for External Affairs. As a prisoner of the Japanese in the last war, I had it forcibly brought to my notice that Japan was not a signatory to the Geneva Convention in respect of the treatment of prisoners of war. Can the Minister tell the Senate whether an international agreement exists in respect of the treatment of prisoners of war? If so, is Indonesia a signatory to that agreement? Does the Minister know what type of treatment the Indonesians are giving to captured personnel?

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