An unannounced visit to ASIO (Australian Security and Intelligence
Organisation) in March 1973 by Australian Attorney General Lionel
Murphy caused a furore among the political leaders on both sides,
with Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and Opposition Liberal Leader
William Snedden and others such as Phillip Lynch, John Gorton, William
McMahon and Shadow Attorney General Ivor Greenwood all getting involved.
It was claimed that ASIO officers were not able to provide information
that Lionel Murphy sought on Croation terrorist groups operating in