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ULMES BAN ON 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR'

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CANBERRA. July 24.

The Minister for the Interior (Mr. Kent Hughes) today placed a tan on the playing of 'Ad-

vance Australia jrair ioi lowing Australian victories at Helsinki. , The International. Olympic Council was informed that it should be replaced by the National Anthem. Mr. Kent Hughes described 'Advance Australia Fair' as a 'popular song.' Cables from Helsinki last night reported that there had been complaints that the playing of 'Advance Austra lia Fair' after Marjorie Jackson's victory bad not been followed by the Na tional Anthem. Mr. Kent Hughes is chair man of the organising com mittee for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. Today be cabled the manager of the Australian ? team at HeltfnM (Mr. W. Urea) : — 'Please adviae chairman of the Interna tional Olympic Committee that the National Anthem and not a Domdar tone.

must be played for Austra lian victories.' It was stated tonight that lie had taken this action on iis own initiative as Minis ter for the Interior. 'Advance Australia Fair' has been a subject of public controversy before, when the Labor Government in structed the ABC to use it as ei theme for its national news

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