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Friday, 29 March 1946

Mr McEWEN - Will the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping secure an explanation of the reason for charging residents of the Northern Territory £100 more for each motor vehicle sold to them by the Commonwealth Disposals Commission than is charged to residents of other parts of

Australia? In view of the absolute necessity for providing adequate and cheap motor transport facilities for people living in and attempting to develop the Northern Territory, will the Government review this policy, which, I understand, has been established by the Commonwealth Disposals Commission, with a view to placing Northern Territory residents on at least an equal footing with other people?

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