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Tuesday, 13 August 1974
Page: 776

Senator WITHERS (Western AustraliaLeader of the Opposition) - I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move:

That the Senate condemns the Government for

(   1 ) The de jure recognition of the three Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia thereby recognising the conquest by force of those States by the Russian Army, and thereby repudiating undertakings given by the Prime Minister to the representatives in Australia of those nations that there would be no change in Australia's policy towards those states.

(2)   The Government's failure to inform the Australian people and Parliament of a significant foreign policy decision.

(3)   Its complete disregard for the freedom, justice, and right to self determination of the people of the states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

And the Senate requests that the Australian Government revokes its de jure recognition of the incorporation of the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia into the Soviet Union.

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