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Thursday, 16 August 1906


Sir JOHN FORREST (Swan) (Treasurer) . - I move -

That the House do now adjourn.

The following letter has been addressed by the Chairman of the Tariff Commission to the Prime Minister, and is of to-day's date: -

Sir, -I have the honour to forward you the text of a resolution passed unanimously at a meeting of the Commission held on even date, as follows : - " That the Commission, having caused a searching investigation to be made respecting the premature disclosure made in a Melbourne newspaper on 10th inst. of Recommendations contained in Progress Reports Nos. 5 and 6, find : -

1.   That such disclosure was made in a manner and at a time calculated to be prejudicial to the public interest, which the press as well as public men ought to consider and protect.

2.   That we have not been able to tracethe source of the information supplied to the said newspaper, but we are satisfied that no official connected with or in the service of the Commission has betrayed his or her trust."







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