VIETNAM CONSTANTLY EXERTS a growing influence on Australian national politics, as it does on international relations. The national debate continues; the national division grows deeper. All efforts to stifle, scare or divert the broad opposition movement have so far failed. Threats, new repressive legislation and arrests cannot intimidate the left and radical sector of the peace movement, nor does it succeed in dividing the movement. Quite the reverse; attacks on civil liberties only widen the movement and add new forces to the opposition, as the Queensland student protest dramatically showed.
Recommended CitationComment: ALR 9, Australian Left Review, 1(9), 1967, 1-8.