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Friday, 19 July 1946

Mr BERNARD CORSER (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) - The Associated Chambers of Commerce of Queensland have complained bitterly regarding the disposal of lend-lease roadmaking machinery. In view of the inattention to the maintenance of roads during the years of war, and the requisition by the Commonwealth of roadmaking machinery belonging to the local authorities, will the Minister for Works and Housing explain the causes of the delay in the disposal' of road-making equipment from lend-lease stocks in Australia? When will that machinery be made available to local authorities, which have been applying for it for years?

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