december memories / 16

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

16th December, 1973 : The Minister for Overseas Trade, Dr Jim Cairns, has prompted a diplomatic row over his apparent sympathy with North Vietnam. The first shots were fired by Saigon after Dr Cairns, leading the first Australian mission to Hanoi, was quoted as saying Australia might establish relations with the Revolutionary Government.

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