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Wednesday, 31 May 1972
Page: 2313

Senator GEORGES (QUEENSLAND) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service and, of course, I refer to Senator Wright. Was the conscientious position of Robert Martin, the young person imprisoned under the National Service Act in South Australia, brought to the notice of the Department of Labour and National Service at any time? Was the Department aware of his conscientious position? Did the Department seek a referral to a tribunal, a court or magistrate, lo establish his conscientious position and, if so, was any evidence provided by the Department in support of the referral?

Senator WRIGHT - Some of these people become notorious but it is a bit too much to expect that I should take detailed interest in each case so that I can give an immediate response to questions. I ask that the question be placed on notice.

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