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Tuesday, 30 July 1946


Mr Menzies s asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping, upon notice -

1.   Over what mines did the Commonwealth Coal Commissioner take control pursuant to section 21 of the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944?

2.   In such controlled mines, what was the total amount of deductions from pay made under section 27 of such Act?

3.   What total amount arising from such deductions was remitted by the Commissioner under that section?


Mr Dedman - The Minister for Supply and Shipping has supplied the following answers:-

1.   Coalcliff colliery and Commonwealth No. 2 Open Cut colliery and also for short periods Millfield colliery and Olstone colliery.

2.   Eight hundred pounds seven shillings (£800 7s.).

3.   Two hundred and eighty-nine pounds ten shillings (£289 10s.).


Mr HARRISON (WENTWORTH, NEW SOUTH WALES) n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping, upon notice -

1.   Will he state the total amount of fines levied upon employees of the State coal mines at Coalcliff, New South Wales, from the date when State control of the mines commenced, to the present?

2.   How much of the total amount levied has been collected?


Mr Dedman - The Minister for Supply and Shipping has supplied the following answers: -

1.   Amounts totalling £800 7s. have been ordered to be deducted from the wages paid to employees of Coalcliff Colliery under section 21 of the Coal Production (Wartime) Act 1944.

2.   The amount of £510 17s. has been collected by the Commonwealth Coal Commissioner. The balance - namely £289 10s. - was remitted by the Commissioner in pursuance of section 21.

Broadcasting : " Radio Australia " Short-wave Service.


Mr Francis s asked the Minister for Information,upon notice -

What are the regular features broadcast over the short-wave radio station controlled and operated by the department?


Mr Calwell - The Answer to the honorable member's question is as follows : -







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