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Friday, 1 May 1942

Mr Nairn (PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) n asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   How many Boards, Trusts, Commissions, and/or special Committees have been set up by the Government during the past twelve months?

2.   The number of members thereof?

3.   To which of any of the bodies mentioned has a woman been appointed as a full member?

Mr.Curtin. - The information is being obtained and a reply will be furnished to the honorable member as early as possible. australiannationalanthem.

Mr Calwell asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Will be give consideration to the holding of a competition amongst Australiansongwriters and musicians to select an Australian National Anthem ?

2.   If the competition is held, will he offer suitable prizes?

Mr Curtin n. - Whilst theGovernment is sympathetic towards any proposal which aims at the encouragement of national art and music it is not considered that the present period is opportune to conduct a competition with a view to the selection of an Australian National Anthem.

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