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Tuesday, 29 September 1942

Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - Did the Prime Minister read in the Courier-Mail on the 23rd September, a statement that factors caused by the war are bringing more than 4,000 people a year from country districts to Brisbane, and that about onehalf of those persons are leaving rural industries? Will the right honorable gentleman inform the House whether the Government contemplates taking measures to arrest this drift of the rural population? If so, what is the nature of the Government's proposals ?

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