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Wednesday, 11 December 1974
Page: 3362

Senator GREENWOOD - I ask the AttorneyGeneral: In view of his recent actions in favour of Junie Morosi, his appointment of her husband Mr Ditchburn, who holds a regional position for Ethiopian Airways, to the Film Board of Review and Mrs Murphy's continued engagement by Ethiopian Airways, does the Attorney-General consider himself under any sense of obligation to Ethiopian Airways? Will he inform the Senate of any benefits received by him and his wife from Ethiopian Airways by way of free or concessional world travel or in other ways? Further, is he able to inform the Senate what business Ethiopian Airways carries on in Australia or is it merely a front for other, and if so what, activities?

Senator MURPHY - I can inform the honourable gentleman that I am under no obligation to Ethiopian Airways. I am unable to inform the honourable gentleman about the activities of Ethiopian Airways in Australia, and even if I were, that matter is not within my ministerial portfolio. As to any affairs of my wife, I do not intend in this chamber to enter into any matters relating to my wife. I do not think the Senate would expect me to do so and I do not intend to do so.

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