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Wednesday, 20 November 1974
Page: 2559

Senator GRIMES (NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is addressed to the Minister representing the Minister for Transport. Has the attention of the Minister been drawn to the attack on Mr Charles Jones, the Minister for Transport, by Sir Reginald Sholl, the Royal Commissioner inquiring into airline services in Western Australia? Is he the same Sir Reginald Sholl who, in the infamous Sir Richard Stawell Oration in 1970, expressed the view that the anti- Vietnam war movement in the United States of America was a plot by the Jewish supporters of Israel and who, in that oration and at meetings sponsored by the League of Rights, consistently expresses opposition to liberal attitudes generally? Is it not likely that his criticism of the Minister is based on political and philosophical differences rather than legal reasons?

Senator CAVANAGH - I recall the criticism of the Minister that was referred to yesterday. I am not aware of the history of the person who made the criticism. I think that it was based on ideological grounds rather than on a solid foundation. It was not a logical criticism.

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