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Tuesday, 12 September 1972
Page: 1250

Mr Whitlam asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Have Australian regulations been instituted to take the place of the British Foreign Awards Regulations, as his predecessor recommended to The Queen in April 1970.

(2)   Does The Queen's delegation to the Governor-General to make awards for gallantry in Vietnam and Vietnamese waters authorise him to grant permission for the wearing of awards granted by foreign powers for gallantry in Vietnam (Hansard, 26 September 1968, page 1624; 22 February 1972, page 75 and 31 May 1972, page 3315).

Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   A recommendation to The Queen for Aus tralian regulations governing the acceptance and wearing of foreign awards has not been made either by me or by my predecessor.

(2)   No.

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