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Tuesday, 30 July 1946

Mr LAZZARINI (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Works and Housing) - The Department of Works and Housing does not prevent any person or local governing body from purchasing materials. Road-making machinery is handled by State departments, and machinery -required by local governing bodies is allocated through State committees. All materials which come under the control of the Department of Works and Housing, whether new or secondhand, is released in that way on a needs basis.

Mr Adermann - Is any new machinery entering Australia?

Mr LAZZARINI - Not much machinery is being imported, but the Government is endeavouring to obtain as much as possible. It has obtained machinery of various kinds from the American authorities and it will be available for disposal in Australia nt an early date.

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