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Wednesday, 14 October 1970

Mr STREET (CORANGAMITE, VICTORIA) - I direct a question to the Minister for the Army. In view of the general point made by a small number of commentators on Papua and New Guinea that the Pacific Islands Regiment in a postindependence situation might be inclined to take power because of its cohesiveness and discipline, can the Minister give an indication of what steps are being taken to inculcate a sense of political neutralism into the Pacific Islands Regiment?

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