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Thursday, 16 September 1971
Page: 1517

Dr Everingham asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Will he intercede to persuade the sporting bodies concerned to discourage participation of Australians in sport with racially selected opponents?

(2)   If so, will he suggest to the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket that it invite to Australia an alternative team such as a non-racially selected South African team, a Rest of the World team or the Indian team?

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

(1)   The Government's view, consistently expressed, is that visits of international sporting teams should be left to be arranged between the sporting bodies concerned and that politics should not be introduced into sport.

(2)   See answer to (1).

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