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Wednesday, 18 September 1974
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Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) -I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move:

That the Minister for Foreign Affairs is deserving of censure and ought to resign because:

(i)   in denial of human rights contrary to the rule of law and in order to appease the Government of the U.S.S.R. he organized the surreptitious departure of Georgi Ermolenko from Australia when doubt existed as to whether he was departing under duress and when that issue was being considered by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

(ii)   in breach of a clear undertaking to the contrary given by the Prime Minister the Government shamefully and furtively extended recognition to the incorporation of the Baltic Slates in the U.S.S.R., the Minister withholding any announcement or explanation of the decision.

(   iii) the foreign policy alignments he is promoting will not serve Australia 's national interest.

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