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Thursday, 12 October 1972
Page: 1496

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I direct a question to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Has the Australian Government received any confirmation of reports which were issued this morning that France intends to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific area later this year? What action is proposed by the Government? In an attempt to resist such tests does it, intend to take any joint action with countries in the Pacific area which are now greatly concerned about the French action?

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON I am not in a position at this moment to respond to the question. Possibly I will be able to obtain some information during question time because I have my brief with me. With your concurrence, Mr President, I will respond to the question in a few moments.

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