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Tuesday, 27 May 1969

Senator WHEELDON (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - Is the Minister representing the Attorney-General familiar with the circumstances relating to the resignation from office several years ago of the West German Minister of Defence, Dr Strauss, following action that he took against the editor of the German newspaper 'Der Spiegel' on the ground that it had published confidential military information? In view of the fact that a West German Minister was removed from office because of action similar to that taken recently against Maxwell Newton Pty Ltd, will the Minister and the Attorney-General consider visiting West Germany for a seminar on democratic practice?

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