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Thursday, 24 September 1942

Mr MORGAN - Has the Minister for Labourand National Service seen a report in to-day's issue of the Sydney

Daily Telegraphreferring to evidence given by a man named Ault, at an inquiry before the Conciliation Commissioner, Mr. Blakeley, at Port Kembla, to the effect that he had been taken off defence workby the Australian Iron and Steel Company Limited and employed on the repairing of private motor cars owned by important officials connected with the company, including Mr. Hoskins, a director of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited; 'Mr. Mortlock, a superintendent, and other officials? The witness stated that the work had been done in government time and had been charged to defence orders. Will the Minister inquire whether there is any truth in these allegations, and will he discuss the matter with the Minister for Munitions?

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