• Short Summary

    Unionists in Australia are discussing the question of a French -owned oil company supplying petroleum products under government contract while extensive bans are being imposedon French goods -- a protest against the planned nuclear tests in the Pacific.

  • Description

    Unionists in Australia are discussing the question of a French -owned oil company supplying petroleum products under government contract while extensive bans are being imposedon French goods -- a protest against the planned nuclear tests in the Pacific.

    The French-controlled "Total" oil company is supplying oil products under contract to the Navy -- and HMAS MORESBY in Brisbane was one ship to be fuelled with French marketed oil.

    The Australian Government has signed contracts with Total running into thousands of gallons of fuel for Navy ships -- yet one vessel, HMAS SUPPLY, is steaming into the French nuclear test arena as a protest against the atomic trials.

    The government says that the contracts were signed in the period when French nuclear tests in the Pacific weren't such a controversial issue. Nothing could be done currently to rescind the contracts.

    The government also has contracts from Total for its huge fleet of cars, buses and road transport tankers.

    While unions intensify their squeeze on French products, the Australian Government continues to honour its contracts and sends units of the Australian fleet to sea, powered by fuel from the French-owned company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGGF3GYGPGAR2927GAEIAFJIZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGGF3GYGPGAR2927GAEIAFJIZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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