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Thursday, 11 October 1956

Mr O'CONNOR (DALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for Labour and National Service aware of the growing unemployment in the shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, particularly in the port of Sydney? As three of the six major shipbuilding yards in the Commonwealth are situated in the port of Sydney, will the Minister bring the matter before Cabinet so that it may discuss measures to combat unemployment, including a proposal that the Australian Shipbuilding Board should place some of its proposed new building contracts in that important shipbuilding centre?

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