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Monday, 15 March 1971

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minis ter representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

Is mail sent from Australia to Rhodesia and Northern Ireland subject to interception and political censorship when it reaches those countries.

Senator Dame ANNABELLE RANKIN - The Postmaster-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

No ease has been brought to my attention where mail from Australia to Rhodesia or Northern Ireland has been subject to interception and political censorship on reaching those countries. Conditions of handling of mail within the country of destination are the responsibility of that country, and such mail is normally subject to customs inspection.

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