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Friday, 4 March 1932

Mr JENNINGS (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

In view of the fact that the present dole system in Australia is costing the various Governments £13.000.000 per annum, will he consider bringing forward at the next Premiers Conference a proposal to introducea system of reproductive works in lieu of the present dole, in order to prevent the economic waste, and to give the unemployed of Australia an opportunity to assert its manhood and to take its part in the development of the country?

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