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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 33, Number 13. 1970


Bruce Preston was convicted and fined $25 last Friday on charges under the National Military Service Act relating to his refusal to submit to compulsory military training and refusing to pay a fine imposed earlier for this offence.

Bruce was denied conscientious objector classification. Evidently Bruce's statement (part of which is printed below) caused some distress to the gentlemen of the Conscientious Objection Hearing Committee.