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Friday, 4 March 1932


Mr HAWKER (WAKEFIELD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Markets) . - I rise to reply briefly to the attack which the honorable member for West Sydney (Mr. Beasley) made on the Premiers plan, under cover of referring to a case- connected with the administration of the Repatriation Department, but before doing so I cannot refrain from referring to the annoyance which has been shown by various members of the Opposition at the repeal of a regulation which, among other things, attempted to compel every civil servant to make a financial contribution to the political Labour party in his district.


Mr Scullin - Then the Government's reason for the repeal of the regulation was purely political?







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