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Transcript 9548

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE HON P J KEATING MP JOHN HOWARD AND THE EASTON AFFAIR

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Keating, Paul

Period of Service: 20/12/1991 to 11/03/1996

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Release Date: 17/04/1995

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 9548

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OFFICE OF TriE PniME MINI51. R
CANBERRA
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME M IN ISTER, THE HON P J KEATING MP
JOHN HOWARD AND THE EASTON AFFAIR
There is no new evidence in Easton matter to Nvaritnt an eIXIInsIve independent inquiry into Carmen
LUwrence's invotveicnia.
Dr Lawrence's accomnt of the mantter is far and -mwaly the most crediblk.
This flltticr boils downr to the rcptit ioni of eaiiS by one former minister.-a former minister apparently
intent upon doing Dr Launce dAngc.
For Mr Howard to cngage in this s; habby call for an inquliry so soon afler his involvcment in the In
MeLacan aTairl is transparntlly hypcriical, lIe is seekinlg to use this aintter in a bid to cover the
gaping rinl which now exists In thle Westerr Australian Liberal Party
Mr Howard would like to distract from v hat is now one of the central facts of Austi-alian political life
that in one Stte or Australia thel iberal Party is coiipltlclv ad irreocably divided.
The Governmnt im'ill nor be playing NTr I lov: rrd's gairw by holding an inquii-y into this matter.
11 MI I loward Is interested in intrl des, he shiould run one in0o OW CChois1p llcityI n) t h S( 141lId Tan
McLaclhan aiThir te one from clch he hamsos glibly SliilrcJ ax% 1) a.
CANBERRA 17 APRIL, 1995

Transcript 9548