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Thursday, 25 February 1932

Mr NELSON (NORTHERN TERRITORY, NORTHERN TERRITORY) - I ask the Minister for Markets whether the Government has taken steps to request the Imperial Government to amend the Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Act in order to permit China to place orders in Australia for railway sleepers ? Under that act, a portion of the indemnity was to be utilized in the purchase of railway material from the United Kingdom. Great Britain cannot supply sleepers, and as the Chinese Government desires to place orders for them in Australia, will the Government take steps to allow this to be done?

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