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Thursday, 5 March 1942

Mr ROSEVEAR (DALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Did the Minister for Air read in the press this week a statement than an aeroplane from Australia, which was grounded in New Guinea and destroyed by Japanese aeroplanes, was carrying 400 dozen bottles of beer? Have we so many aircraft that the Government is able to permit commodities of this description to be transported by air, in view of the fact that soldiers and civilians in New Guinea urgently require munitions and foodstuffs? '

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