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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 47

Senator O'BYRNE (TASMANIA) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service. Does the Government plan to heed the recent statements by the New South Wales Governor, Sir Roden Cutler, V.C., when he questioned the need for conscription? Will the Government recognise that Sir Roden was speaking for the great majority of Australians who believe that it is time to scrap the National Service Act and release from prison the young men who have courageously defied it?

Senator WRIGHT (TASMANIA) (Minister for Works) - In answer to the honourable senator's question: Out of respect for the office that Sir Roden Cutler, V.C., holds, I abstain from any comment whatsoever in a political forum.

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