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Thursday, 11 May 1939

Mr GREEN - Has the attention of the Minister for Defence been drawn to the following paragraph in a statement by the honorable member for Calare (Mr. Thorby) published in yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald, in which he complained of venomous attacks made upon him by the metropolitan press : -

Since, his resignation, the attitude of the same Press had undergone a distinct change. Apart from minor mishaps, two serious accidents had gone uncommented upon, beyond a mere recording of their happening. Whereas lie had a staff of five persons to conduct the work of the department, which was stated to be excessive, 20 were" now similarly engaged, in addition to which there were four Ministers controlling the department.

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