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Wednesday, 10 April 1946

Mr GUY (WILMOT, TASMANIA) - Has the attention of the Minister for Post-war Reconstruction been drawn to a report that a totally disabled ex-naval man was welcomed home to Tasmania last week by being thrown off the property which he and his wife and family occupied ?Is the Minister aware that the property was sold by. auction, and that because it was owned by the State Government of Tasmania it was not subject to prices control regulations? Further, is the Minister aware that it is reported that the ex-naval man in question bid up to £300 for the property, which was valued at only £150, and was eventually sold at £550? Does that not indicate some activity in blackmarketing? Does the Minister think that governmentowned property should be immune from such prices control, and is such immunity consistent with the spirit of the Re-establishment and Employment Act?

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