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Thursday, 5 March 1942


Supply and Development instruct tie Transport Commissioner in Tasmania to correct anomalies in petrol rationing which allow some motorists to obtain more fuel than they require, whilst others who depend entirely upon petrol for their livelihood are denied adequate supplies, to enable them to earn the basic wage? Is the Minister aware that the Commissioner, who knows the plight of these men and is sym pathetic towards them, would remedy the present position if hewere given the requisite authority?

Mr.BEASLEY. - I prefer the honorable member to convey to me specific instances of hardship so that I mayhave evidence upon which to base nay instructions if I consider that action is necessary.

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