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Tuesday, 29 November 1938

Mr GREGORY (Swan) .- I endorse the remarks of the honorable member for Perth (Mr. Nairn) respecting the need for amendments to the Bankruptcy Act. 1 have received many letters from my constituents and others urging that this legislation should be reviewed in certain respects as early as possible.

I wish now to direct attention to a report in the Labor Daily which attributed to the Parliamentary Secretary for the Treasury (Mr. John Lawson) during his recent visit to Port Kembla, certain remarks which I do not believe that he made. The honorable gentleman was reported to have made some observations concerning trade with Japan and to have hinted that an amendment of the Waterside Workers' Act might be expected. We have had peace on the waterfront for many years, and I hope that under no circumstances whatever will the Government alter its policy and risk a reversion to the old days of strikes.

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