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Thursday, 19 August 1920


Mr MACKAY (for Mr. Marks) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether, in view of the great flight to Australia of Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith andLieutenants Parer and Macintosh, the Government will seize this opportunity of acquiring valuable data as to air currents, &c, &c, by asking those gallant airmen to make a report thereon for use by the Commonwealth when considering the question of aerial mails to the Northern Territory and countries to the northward of Australia?

2.   In view of the great strides recently made in Australia in commercial aviation, will he make a statement as to what encouragement the Government are likely to give to this important branch of aviation, having in mind its important bearing on the question of defence?







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