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Tuesday, 13 August 1974
Page: 785

Senator LAUCKE - I ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs: Is it not a fact that the Australian Government's recognition of forceful incorporation of the three Baltic states into the Russian empire is clear ratification of Hitler's 1939 agreement with Stalin? May it be taken that, by its action, this Government has firmly committed itself to a principle that was hitherto anathema to all Australian governments and the Australian people, that is, that might is right in international affairs?

Senator WILLESEE - No. What the Government has done is exactly what the Opposition, when in Government, did in relation to Goa. We followed its example.

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