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Transcript 6912

TRANSCRIPT OF DOORSTOP AT IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO, 17 MAY 1986

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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

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Release Date: 17/05/1986

Release Type: Interview

Transcript ID: 6912

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TRANSCRIPT OF DOORSTOP AT IMPERIAL HOTEL TOKYO 17 MAY 1986
JOURNALIST: The newspapers are talking about chaos and panic
your Government. What is your reaction?
PM: Nonsense.
JOURNALIST: How about the fact that communications between
Canberra and Beijing are extremely poor? Do you think you
will be able to maintain It takes up to three hours
to book one call through, sir.
PM: Not if you have got contacts.
JOURNALIST: Sir, are you considering sending any of your
policital economic advisers back?
PM: No.
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