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Thursday, 8 March 1928

Mr SCULLIN (YARRA, VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Home and Territories, upon notice.

1.   Whether it is a fact that in the construction of the Assembly Hall at Canberra the whole of the roofing timber used is

American Oregon; that the joinery, skirting and architraves are made from Pacific maple (produced principally by black labour), and that the three-ply for panelling is Japanese oak?

2.   If so, will he state why Australian timbers 'were not used in the erection of this public building in the Australian Capital?

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