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Wednesday, 7 July 1920


Mr MAKIN (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I wish to know if the Prime Minister has any information that he can give the House concerning the Nauru Island agreement, and the finalizing of such transactions as were reported in the press of this State yesterday?


Mr Hughes - What does the press say?


Mr MAKIN - This appeared in yesterday's Argus -

Referring yesterday to the cable message published in the Argus, stating that the Commonwealth had paid part of Australia's contribution to the purchase money under the Nauru agreement, the Acting Treasurer (Sir Joseph Cook) said that the Commonwealth had paid the full amount of its share.

I wish to know how much has been paid, and for how much we were involved under the agreement, and the advantages that Australia is to receive for the contribution that she has already made?







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