• Short Summary

    A SIX-MAN AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION LED BY MR.E.G.WHITLAM, IS NOW IN SARAWAK AFTER A?

  • Description

    1.
    MLS PARLIAMENTARIANS TOWARDS KUCHING AIRPORT BUILDING
    11.02

    2.
    MLS (REAR VIEW) THEY INTO BUILDING
    14.04

    3.
    MS MR. WHITLAM IN SPORTS SHIRT TALKS TO WONG AND ONG
    21.06

    4.
    MS GROUP -- ON THE LEFT IS SENATOR D. MCLELLAND
    24.00

    5.
    MS. MR. BEASTLEY (RIGHT) TALKS TO AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT
    27.02

    6.
    MS LEFT TO RIGHT: ONG, CREAM AND DEVINE
    29.06

    7.
    MS MR. WHITLAM AND OTHERS
    32.00

    8.
    CU MR. DEVINE (LEFT) TALKS TO GOVT. OFFICIALS
    34.04

    9.
    MS MR. WHITLAM SITS FOR PRESS CONFERENCE
    37.02

    10.
    MS NEWSMEN
    39.02

    11.
    CU WHITLAM
    41.06

    12.
    MS PRESS CONFERENCE
    45.00



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    Background: A SIX-MAN AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION LED BY MR.E.G.WHITLAM, IS NOW IN SARAWAK AFTER A TOUR OF SABAH.THE DELEGATION IS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO VISITING THE FORWARD AREAS WHERE AUSTRALIAN, BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN FORCES ARE POSITIONED TO GUARD AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATION.

    ON THEIR ARRIVAL AT THE KUCHING AIRPORT, MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION WERE MET BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK, MR.JAMES WONG OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MR.ONG KHEE HUI, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, MR.WHITLAM SAID HE FAVOURED CLOSER TIES BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PARTIES IN MALAYSIA AND THE AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARTY.HE ALSO MENTIONED THE COMING VISIT OF SEVEN OTHER LABOUR PARTY OFFICIALS TO MALAYSIA IN SEPTEMBER AT THE INVITATION OF THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, MR.LEE KUAN YEW.MR.WHITLAM ALSO REAFFIRMED THERE WOULD BE NO CHANGE IN AUSTRALIA'S POLICY OF ECONOMIC AND MILITARY SUPPORT FOR MALAYSIA IN THE LABOUR PARTY WON THE 1966 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    SINCE THEIR ARRIVAL IN MALAYSIA IN EARLY JULY, MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION HAVE HAD FREE AND FRANK DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND MILITARY OFFICIALS AS WELL AS LEADERS OF OPPOSITION PARTIES IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2T66CEGFUOY7RR9K1RHPY0EVV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2T66CEGFUOY7RR9K1RHPY0EVV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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