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Thursday, 8 August 1946

Mr ANTHONY (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the attention of the Prime Minister been drawn to a press statement made by Mr. A. K. Gardiner, who was selected by the New South Wales Agricultural Bureau last March as a typical Australian farmer and sent on a tour of the United States of America ? Mr. Gardiner is reported to have said that American farmers had fought to get all possible comforts for their wives, that people on farms were as well off as those in towns, that cheap electricity was available even in remote areas ' and that most American farms had refrigeration and washing machines ? County councils, local-governing bodies and other authorities throughout Australia are experiencing great difficulty in obtaining the requisite materials to extend electricity supply in rural areas. They are also having some difficulty in securing the consent of the Loan Council for loan raising or the allocation of moneys to carry out such projects. An application for consent to undertake such a pro- 'ject has been made by the Clarence

County Council. When it comes before the Loan Council 'will the Prime Minister give it his support?

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