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Thursday, 16 August 1906

Mr HUGHES (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The Prime Minister has informed us that he is about to appoint a Commission to inquire into the administration of Papua, but I cannot gather from the reports of Mr. Atlee Hunt, and Senator Staniforth Smith, which furnish the only information available to us, that there is any occasion for doing so. I therefore wish to know if the honorable and learned gentleman has other information showing reasons for the appointment of the Commission which he can put before us?

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