NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
27th August, 1954 : The Leader of the Federal Opposition, Herbert Vere Evatt, appearing before the Royal Commission on Espionage in Sydney today, insisted that certain documents handed over by the Russian defector, Vladimir Petrov, had been forged as part of a conspiracy against the Labor Party. Dr Evatt thumped the bar table, threw his papers about and, at times, almost shouted at the bench as he alleged that one document, known as Document J, was part of an anti-Labor plot. Two members of Dr Evatt’s staff, Alan Dalziel and Albert Grundeman, are named as sources of some information. Dr Evatt is appearing for Dalziel and Grundeman.