AUSTRALIA: Career In Crisis

The Petrov spy case, now being unfolded before a three-man Royal Commission in Australia, has produced few sensations about major Soviet espionage in Australia. But Australians are fascinated, and a little appalled, by what the inquiry is doing to the career of a man who a few months ago had a good chance of becoming Australia's next Prime Minister.

Herbert Vere Evatt, leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, former Justice of the High Court, former Minister of External Affairs, bears no taint of Communism or espionage, and he had little need to be involved in the hearings. But whether by design,...

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