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Wednesday, 4 December 1935


Senator COLLINGS (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Whether, in his opinion, thetimehas not arrived for some attempt to be made to provide proper accommodation in Canberra for members of the Parliament?

2.   Whether he will give prompt and favorable consideration to the suggestion that the Hotel Kurrajong should be made available to members, as it was prior to its reservation for the census staff?


Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The Minister for the Interior has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's questions : - 1 and 2. This matter is receiving consideration.


Senator COLLINGS asked -the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior, upon notice-

1.   What was the nature of the charges made . at the inquiry relating to the Superintendent of Parks and Gardens?

2.   Have the charges been investigated?

3.   If so, with what result?


Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE -

The Minister for the Interior has furnished the following replies to the honorable senator's questions : - 1, 2 and 3. No charges under the Public Service Act have been laid against the Superintendent of Parks and Gardens.Certain alleged irregularities were reported officially to the Permanent Head of the Department. In accordance with Public Service procedure, preliminary inquiries were made into these allegations. The question as to whether action under the Public Service Act should be taken is now under consideration by the Permanent Head of the Department.







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