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Wednesday, 25 November 1931

Mr PRICE (BOOTHBY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Can the Minister say how many of the New Guinea stamps were forged, and what action was taken against the person or persons who forged them ?

Mr A GREEN (KALGOORLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - It was not possible, to ascertain who forged the stamps; but it is known that a large number of O.S. stamps were in circulation, and that the only way to secure them, other than by obtaining them from members of the Public Service in New Guinea - and that was not possible - was to forge them. The Government's action will make forgery unnecessary and unprofitable in this instance.

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