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Thursday, 20 May 1920


Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) . - I haveonly one remark to make about this fresh appeal to the Treasurer.


Mr McWilliams - It is a fair thing.


Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - I know that it is; but I would remind' the House that about £350,000 over and above the amount voted in the Estimates has been poured into the Post Office. That is the bottomless pit.


Mr Wise - Last year the Department made a profit of over £500,000.


Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - So long as you make a profit, you can have something back. Regarding the taxation officers, I regret the delay that has taken place. Twenty-five of the cases that have been referred to will be released at once. Difficulties have arisen in connexion with the rule of the Government to give preference to returned soldiers, and four cases remain to be dealt with.







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