"And yet the federal council will meet in secret...."
The same day the EYL National Congress was being secretly photographed by ASIO, the Canberra Times complained that government policy was being formed secretly at the Hotel Canberra by "faceless men" from the Liberal Party.
The Ainslee Boy Scouts were reduced to the humiliation of meeting in the local Girl Guides hall on the night before the EYL National Congress. The Canberra Times was more interested in the insurance value of the hall than what these impressionable young minds were being taught behind closed doors.
Meanwhile, other political organisations and youth organisations were also meeting in secret.