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Tuesday, 30 August 1960

Mr CAIRNS (YARRA, VICTORIA) - I ask the Minister for Territories: Why will he not disclose the information on which he based his decision to bar Professor Gluckman from New Guinea? Is it because he fears that the information, which the Prime Minister says came from the usual sources, will not stand up to challenge and examination? Why will not the Minister submit his case for independent judgment, instead of, in effect, libelling Professor Gluckman with vague allegations based on undisclosed information? Does the Minister seriously contend that Professor Gluckman could do more harm in New Guinea in a three weeks visit, even if he is a security risk, than will be caused by the introduction of these star chamber methods?

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