• Short Summary

    British member of Parliament, John Stonehouse, appeared in court in Melbourne on Thursday (26 December) and was detained in custody for a further seven days pending a decision on his possible deportation.

  • Description

    British member of Parliament, John Stonehouse, appeared in court in Melbourne on Thursday (26 December) and was detained in custody for a further seven days pending a decision on his possible deportation.

    Mr. Stonehouse was appearing under legislation governing prohibited immigrants. He had entered the country on a false passport, which he obtained by using the particulars of a dead man about his own age.

    He was detained by Melbourne police on 24 December and is being held at a migrant detention centre outside the city.

    Later on Thursday, Mr. Stonehouse's wife joined him from Britain.

    Also a newspapers quoted Immigration Minister Clyde Cameron as saying that Mr. Stonehouse would be released as soon as he positively proved his identity. Mr. Cameron said as Mr Stonehouse is a British Member of Parliament he did not require an entry permit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5CDXLAJUPXOFC7T1T0X2BN66
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5CDXLAJUPXOFC7T1T0X2BN66
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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