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Wednesday, 16 March 1932

Mr BRUCE (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) - Any impression that the Government will leave action against Communists to private individuals is unfounded. The Government is prepared to take any action possible under the existing law, and if the necessity arises to ask Parliament to increase the Government's powers by an amendment of the law; but the Attorney-General has, from time to time, invited private citizens who are in possession of proveable information regarding Communist activities to supply it to him, on the assurance that immediate action would follow.

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