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Friday, 19 July 1946

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (BARKER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I ask the Minister for Information whether the Government, with a view to attracting tourists to Australia, is likely to put into practice its policy of attacking large monopolies and private interests, by nationalizing the liquor trades in order to obtain their hotels?

Mr CALWELL - The Commonwealth Parliament has no constitutional authority to nationalize the liquor trade..-

For a number of years, the honorable member wa-s a member of the Parliament of South Australia, but I have yet to learn that he took any steps towards the objective that he now recommends to the Commonwealth Government.

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