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Thursday, 11 July 1946

Mr GULLETT (HENTY, VICTORIA) - Is the Minister for Information familiar with the SouthWest Pacific, a publication issued by his department for circulation abroad? In view of the concern he expressed yesterday regarding the export of information which he considered to be unfavorable to this country, what is his opinion of page 25 of the latest issue of that publication, whereon is a picture of a bark hut in Central Australia accompanied by the following caption, " Homestead of (he £16,000 (51,200-dollar) cattle ranch where ' Bullwaddy ' Bates held a party which lasted .12 days to celebrate the ' wedding of his half-caste son?" What good purpose does the Minister believe is served by purveying such unedifying information abroad?

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