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Thursday, 11 July 1946

Mr FADDEN (Darling DownsLeader of the Australian Country party) . - This is the appropriation clause. It reads- -

For the purposes of enabling the Commission to meet such expenditure as is necessary for the purposes of this Act, the Treasurer may advance to the Commission - («.)out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund or out of the proceeds of any loan raised under the authority of any Act, which Fund and which proceeds are hereby appropriated . accordingly, such amounts, not exceeding in all the sum of Three million pounds:

I ask the Minister for Immigration and Minister for Information (Mr. Calwell) to explain the necessity for an appropriation of £3,000,000. I understand that the Government is prepared to pay £1,500,000 for the assets of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited and Cable and Wireless Limited. Consequently, honorable members are entitled to a full explanation of the reason for the proposal to appropriate double that amount.

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