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Tuesday, 12 September 1972
Page: 1239

Mr Grassby asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Will he follow the practice of past and present Ministers for Trade and Industry and ensure that officers posted overseas to represent Australia by his Department are Australian Citizens or have sufficient interest in the country they are repesenting to signify their intention to become citizens as soon as legally possible (question No.5581, Hansard, 15th August 1972).

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The policy followed in this matter is the same as that stated in answer to the honourable member's question 5581 (15th August 1972).

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