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Tuesday, 3 May 1932


Mr NAIRN (Perth) .- I move-

That sub-clause 2 be omitted.

The Minister should not have any control over the commission in the conduct of its operations. From my experience of Ministers, I prefer to trust the commission. I have no faith in the parboiled socialism that we are enacting in this bill. Again we are afforded proof that the socialistic enterprises which have done so much damage to Australia are as much the responsibility of members of the Nationalist party as of the Labour party. I am convinced, however, that the majority of the people outside the Labour party are opposed to government trading, and I hope that when they have the opportunity they will declare that they do not want semi-socialistic members and Ministers. Because I believe that many of Australia's existing troubles are attributable to the unwise extension of governmental operations, my efforts will be directed to curtailing, rather than extending, them.







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