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Thursday, 2 September 1920

Mr GREGORY (DAMPIER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - There appears in this morning's newspapers a report of a statement made by the Minister for Defence (Senator Pearce) inregard to the second

Peace Loan, and as to the possibility of the Government bringing in a measure to provide for compulsory subscriptions to it. I desire to ask the Treasurer whether it would not be wiser to refrain from making such a threat. If the Government have any such project in view, would it. not be better for them to at once bring in legislation to that end, so that all classes of the community would appreciate the situation, instead of allowing the cunning division to refrain from making applications while the general public are rushing in with their subscriptions ?

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