AUSTRALIA: Nest of Traitors

Nest of Traitors

Last November Australia's Communist newspaper The Tribune had a scoop: the details of a draft treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation between the U.S. and Australia. The treaty, which has been in the works for five years, contained no vital secrets, but the affair was nevertheless alarming: it suggested that a high government official with access to the classified treaty had given the information to the Reds. In Parliament later, Australia's foreign minister, Richard Casey, admitted the leak. (Although Casey denied the connection, members' questions pointed to one John Burton, a former top official under Casey's Laborite...

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