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Wednesday, 23 August 1972
Page: 307

Senator MULVIHILL - I ask the

Attorney-General: What Commonwealth department will provide the translators to process the material confiscated yesterday by Commonwealth and State police in raids on ultra-rightist elements of the Croatian community? After the material has been translated, will any honourable senator who has been referred to in libellous terms in such publications have access to them?

Senator GREENWOOD - I understand that there is a gentleman with linguistic ability within the Commonwealth Police who is able to perform an adequate task in the translation of a number of documents of this character. I imagine that his services will continue to be used. I also know that when there is a problem with translation use is made of officers of the Department of Immigration who have similar ability to translate. I imagine that in light of the vast amount of material which has accumulated that is the source from which translators will be drawn. As to the second part of the honourable senator's question, at this stage I am unable to give any indication as to what course I might follow, lt will depend upon what is in the material when it is reported to me.

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