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Thursday, 28 April 1932

Mi-. JAMES. - Seeing that a sum of £600,000 is being allocated by the Commonwealth Government for expenditure in New South Wales for the provision of work for the unemployed, will the Government undertake to use some of the money for the purpose of extinguishing the fire which has broken out in the Greta coal seam, which, if unchecked, may destroy amost valuable asset of the nation ? I urge the Government to use some of this money for the purpose of filling in the cavities in this area. Money for this purpose could be made available immediately to the Greta Council. Unless the fire is extinguished quickly there may be an accumulation of gases which will cause an explosion serious enough to endanger life in the township of Greta.

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