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Tuesday, 22 September 1942

Mr FORDE (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for the Army) - If the honorable gentleman will bring the specific cases which lie has in mind to my notice, the fullest consideration will be given to his request; but he will understand that the authorities will have to have regard to similar applications from other parts of Australia where, no doubt, butter factories are in a similar position. Whilst defence and the security of the nation are the Government's first concern, it is prepared to do everything possible to cushion the effect of the call-up of man-power from primary industries.

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