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Thursday, 21 September 1972
Page: 1112

Senator O'BYRNE - My question is directed to the AttorneyGeneral. Is the AttorneyGeneral able to state how many Commonwealth police are involved directly in investigations intolast Saturday's terrorist bombing attacks in Sydney? Have the full facilities of the Commonwealth police been offered to the New South Wales police? Will he inform the Senate whether the apprehension of the terrorists in New South Wales is receiving the top priority of bis Commonwealth police?

Senator GREENWOOD - Of course all the facilities of the Commonwealth police are available to the State police in regard to the investigations they are carrying out. The State police know that. 1 should have thought that it would be inconceivable that Senator O'Byrne would have thought the opposite. I cannot answer at the present time the other aspects of his question as to the precise number of people who are assisting the State police in their investigations and the way in which they are doing it. Indeed, it may not be wholly desirable that I should attempt to do so. Yesterday I asked Senator Murphy to put a similar question on the notice paper. I would suggest that Senator O'Byrne should rephrase his question and put it on the notice paper.

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