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A Scandal is Announced

A paragraph in which our man in Paris is also their man in Paris: In July 1983 a Soviet intelligence agent commenced his work with UNESCO in the French capital. His name was Edward Gough Whitlam and his official cover was that of Australian Ambassador to the United Nations agency. How long he had been associated with the Soviets is unknown, however in late 1975, during the election campaign, he and ALP leaders David Combe and Bill Hartley had used the services of Sydney businessmen Rueben Scarf and Henry Fischer, the latter a KGB agent as Fairfax Media revealed in…

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