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Thursday, 2 November 1967

Mr STEWART (Lang) - by leave - 1 join with the Minister for the Navy (Mr Chipp) in his statement about the delegation to Indonesia and the Philippines. 1 found it most informative and instructive. I believe that trips to Asian countries to our near north should be continued in the winter recess. They give members a wonderful knowledge of the countries they visit and of the people they see, and they leave behind, as the Minister said, a better understanding of Australia. I thank the Minister for his kind comments about myself and other members of the delegation. The Minister will agree, I am sure, that all of us in the delegation travelled as Australians and not as members of the Liberal Party, the Country Party, or the Labor Party. We were all loyal to each other and loyal to Australia. I am very gratified to have been a member of the delegation and to have worked in harmony with the Minister for the Navy, who proved to be capable, reliable and loyal.

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