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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 1714

Senator MULVIHILL - 1 ask the AttorneyGeneral whether, as I detect, there is any link between the activities of his Department to curb the physical excesses of a minority of the ultra-rightist Croatian group in Australia and the action taken in the Canadian episode which was referred to in the question asked by Senator Kane.

Senator GREENWOOD - I should emphasise that the action taken by lawful authorities in this country is not taken against groups as such. It is action taken with a view to ascertaining prospective wrong doing and I feel it is important in the area about which the honourable senator is asking questions not, as it were, to blacken the name of a migrant national group when it is just some individuals within that group in respect of whom investigations take place. As to whether there is any link between the actions taken here and in Canada, I will refer that question to the Minister for Immigration because the decision which was made in this case was the decision of that Minister.

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