Canberra (Kingston) - Kingston Hotel

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Secret meetings between ASIO and Vladimir Petrov took place at the Kingston Hotel in Canberra before his 1954 defection from the Russian Embassy across the road. When the Australian Labor Party's Federal Conference met at the same hotel in 1963 to decide the party's election policy, the Labor Leader Arthur Caldwell and his Deputy Gough Whitlam were photographed outside, excluded from the decision-making by the '36 faceless men'.


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