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Wednesday, 7 December 1938

Mr BRENNAN - In the light of the statement of the Prime Minister, that peace is hanging by a thread, and the reference last night by one of his Ministers to the existence of a state of serious emergency, will the right honorable gentleman inform the House, in order that honorable members may more intelligently approach the consideration of the subjects of recruiting and the burden of taxation -

(1)   What is the nature of the alleged emergency,

(2)   What power, or combination of powers, is threatening the integrity of Australia, and

(3)   Upon what evidence does the right honorable gentleman base his disquieting observations?

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