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Wednesday, 3 April 1946

Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - Has the Minister for the Army .seen the report in Monday's Sydney Sun that the troopship Winchester Victory arrived in Sydney on ihat day carrying a sign bearing the words " False promises, Mr. Forde, what about it?" Has the Minister, also seen the complaint of the men on the ship that the Minister had promised them personally when lie visited Lae that they would be back in Australia by the 28th February? Will the Minister inform ,the House why he failed to honour his promise to these men, and whether there are still in the islands other men who were promised by him that they would be home by the end of January, February or March i . What does he propose to do about it?

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