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Transcript 2183

MR WILFRED BURCHETT

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Gorton, John

Period of Service: 10/01/1968 to 10/03/1971

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Release Date: 12/02/1970

Release Type: Correspondence

Transcript ID: 2183

FOR PRESS PM No. 27/ 1970
MR WILFRED BURCHETT lI9
The Prime Minister, Mr John Gorton, today 4
received the following telegram from Mr Frank Galbally
" RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOU ALLOW
WILFRED BURCHETT TEMPORARY ENTRY TO
AUSTRALIA TO ATTEND RECENTLY DECEASED
BROTHER'S MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY. FULL
PARTICULARS TELEPHONED TO YOUR SECRETARY'S
OFFICE." Mr Gorton replied as follows
" I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR TELEGRAM OF
TODAY'S DATE CONCERNING WILFRED BURCHETT.
AS YOU KNOW CABINET HAS DECIDED THAT THE
GOVERNMENT WILL DO NOTHING EITHER TO GRANT
MR BURCHET" AN AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT OR TO
FACILITATE HIS TRAVEL IN ANY OTHER WAY."
CANBERRA, 12 February 1970

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