From Keith Jackson
Dear Friends of
There's another Montevideo Maru story in the press - this time in The Australian - http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,25659669-28737,00.html - where Mark Day has written a fine piece of journalism.
A significant part of the story is contained in the final paragraph, where Veterans' Affairs Minister Alan Griffin indicates his receptiveness to an approach from the Committee.
This will be made in the context of a submission we are currently working on, which will be presented to the Federal Government later this year.
We want to ensure that the national recognition so long awaited will finally be offered to the full satisfaction of the families and friends of victims, the ill fated men of Rabaul.