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Wednesday, 29 April 1942

Mr ROSEVEAR (DALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Did the Minister for Labour and National Service, following his successful tour of the coal-fields, notice a press statement by Judge DrakeBrockman to the effect that he will not stand for the Minister acting as a Court of Appeal over him, and that if such a development occurs, he will walk out of the court? I ask the Minister whether Judge Drake-Brockman is the person who, at one period, was the employers' advocate in the court over which he now presides; whether he was, at one time, the president of the Employers Federation; and whether he was, at another time, a Nationalist Senator in this Parliament? Has the Minister any evidence that the unions are perturbed by His Honour's threat to resign and if so, will he consider the advisability of asking His Honour to remain?

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