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Wednesday, 3 April 1946

Mr BOWDEN (GIPPSLAND, VICTORIA) - Has the Treasurer read the statement of Mr. B. J. McDonald, president of the Legion of exServicemen, in the Sydney Sun of Monday, that Sunday night's national security loan broadcast, in effect, promised a returned soldier a pig farm, buildings, equipment, stock and land for nothing, and in so doing, was fantastically unreal? Has the Treasurer noted also that the acting State president of the Returned Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia, Mr. Bolton, described the broadcast as " melodramatic pathos" and "nonsense"? If these criticisms are soundly based, will the right honorable gentleman take steps to ensure that future broadcasts shall be more realistic and less misleading than the one referred to?

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