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Friday, 5 April 1946

Mr RYAN (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) - Can the Prime Minister say in what States the waterfront unions -are supporting the Sydney unions which have refused to load ships for the Netherlands East Indies? What is the value of the cargoes which are held up, and of the estimated annual trade with the Netherlands East Indies which is now in danger. as a result of the hold-up? Foi how long are the waterfront unions to be permitted to control the Government's foreign policy? When will the Prime Minister be able to answer my former questions on this subject?

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