Britain's Common Market negotiations were attacked on Sunday (27 June) by the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Mr.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MR. ANTHONY: I'm certain that Australia's case hasn't been put forcefully, in fact there was no official request made to the Common Market regarding the modest and temporary requests that we made and we need. And it's only after prodding and pressing that I've been able to find this out, and now hanging to our mother's apron strings, we can stand up for ourselves and we can look after ourselves. But all we expect is a chance to adjust to the circumstances as all farming communities have asked for, both within the community and in Britain, and in New Zealand and in the West Indies, and it seems to me that the conscience of Britain regarding the Commonwealth has mainly centred around the developing countries and New Zealand, and because these countries have been fixed, and I'm pleased to see that New Zealand's position has been assured they now discharge all their responsibilities.....well there is still a responsibility to Australia, an undertaking was given to us and it hasn't been fulfilled.
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Background: Britain's Common Market negotiations were attacked on Sunday (27 June) by the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. Douglas Anthony. He accused Britain of neglecting the interests of Australia in the negotiations in Luxembourg, which ended last week with agreement on the terms for British entry. Although Britain had assured the future of New Zealand, he said, Britain had not fulfilled her obligations towards Australia.