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Wednesday, 4 April 1973
Page: 1044

Mr SINCLAIR (NEW ENGLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Prime Minister the following question: In view of the McCarthy-like allegations made by him in this place and by the Attorney-General in another place firstly against migrants to Australia and now against individual public servants and his instigation of inquiries into, to use his words the 'possible malevolence and incompetence' of the latter, will the Prime Minister, if he cannot now open the inquiry to public scrutiny, undertake to table in this House the full result of his inquiry? Will he provide for those accused public servants an adequate opportunity to answer publicly any charges made against them?

Mr WHITLAM - I can assure honourable members that any public servant or public employee whose employment is questioned or jeopardised as a result of the inquiries I ordered on 16th March, will have as great facilities and protection as any public servant or public employee has under the law.

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