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Thursday, 26 August 1920

Mr CORSER (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether the Government has yet decided when the increased reward of from £10,000 to £50,000 for the discovery of payable oil, which has been foreshadowed, will be made available?

2.   Is the statement correct which appeared in the Brisbane DailyMail of the 5th June last, purporting to be made by the Minister for Mines, Queensland, that at the opening of the recent Conference of Premiers, the Prime Minister, in emphasizing the great need for the discovery of petroleum deposits in Australia, stated that the Commonwealth would be prepared to subsidize prospecting to the extent of £1 for £1?

3.   If so, will he say when the condition will be made known and the money made available?

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