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Wednesday, 30 October 1974
Page: 2134


Senator DAVIDSON (South Australia) - I direct the attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Willesee) to clause 5(a) of the Bill largely for the purpose of asking him a question. I come back to the matter that we have discussed this afternoon and to the line which appears in Budget Paper No. 9 'Humanitarian Assistance to National Liberation Movements in Africa- $150,000'. Both during the hearings of the Senate Estimates Committee and during question time today the Minister outlined in detail some of the areas to which this $ 1 50,000 will go. Most of them, if not all, were under the auspices of international organisations that are well known and which are operating in all parts of the world. In that case, can the Minister explain why this money is not allocated specifically by description to, say, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees instead of National Liberation Movements in Africa?







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