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Transcript 1319

FOR PRESS: PM 44/1966 - COMMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER MR HAROLD HOLT ON STATEMENT BY THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MR CALWELL

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Holt, Harold

Period of Service: 26/01/1966 to 19/12/1967

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Release Date: 23/05/1966

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 1319

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FOR PRESS P. M. No. 44/ 1966
COMMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD HOLT ON
STATEM. ENT BY THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MR.
CALWE-LL
The widely-reported statement attributed to the
Federal Opposition Leader that Australian National Servicemen
in Viet Nam apparently are being kept out of the most dangerous
battle areas until after the Federal elections is a typical
piece of Calwell fiction, utterly without foundation,
recklessly made, mischievous in its effects and offensive in
its implications.
CANBERRA, May, 1966

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