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Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy on the Australian proposal to partition Cambodia into two zones, one held by the Khmer Rouge and the other by Phnom Penh.

Senator Evans' proposal far a UN-administered interim authority in Cambodia pending free and fair elections does not envisage the partition of Cambodia. We strongly support the Australian initiative which the permanent members of the UN Security Council are actively pursuing.