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Thursday, 6 October 1983
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Question No. 378

Dr Everingham asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 24 August 1983:

(1) What clandestine actions or categories of clandestine actions are (a) financed, (b) authorised or (c) allowed by the Government or its predecessors, which are contrary to international or other law, including actions which could become the subject of investigation by the International Court of Justice if discovered.

(2) What actions have been taken by the Government to (a) prevent, (b) deter or (c) restrain such actions whether on behalf of Australia or on behalf of others.

Mr Hayden —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

In conformity with long-standing and bi-partisan practice of successive Australian governments, I do not propose to comment on matters of an intelligence or intelligence-related nature. Such matters are at present the subject of inquiry by the Royal Commission on the Security and Intelligence Agencies.