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Tuesday, 30 March 1971


Senator CAVANAGH asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   Was the Canberra home of Mrs Dalton raided and searched by Commonwealth Police in December 1967.

(2)   Did the Commissioner of Police who authorised the raid inform the officers making the raid that the search was necessary as Mrs Dalton was expecting at any moment a serious attack upon a senior politician and the search was for further information. .

(3)   Did Mrs Dalton on 17th December 1967 warn Commonwealth Police Headquarters of the imminent danger to a senior parliamentarian from subversive sources.

(4)   Was Mrs Dalton on that occasion ordered from Police Headquarters by the Deputy Chief of Police.

(5)   Did Mrs Dalton return 2 days later repeating her warning and producing certain photostat documents.

(6)   Has there been any investigation as to whether this warning could have had any relationship to the disappearance of the then Prime Minister, Mr Holt,in December 1967.







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