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Wednesday, 3 April 1957


Mr JAMES (HUNTER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I desire to address a question to the Minister representing, in this chamber, the Minister for Labour and National Service, who is in another place.


Mr Ward - The Minister for Labour and National Service is in this chamber.


Mr JAMES - Oh! 1 thought he was a senator. 1 desire to ask the right honorable gentleman this question: Has consideration been given to the request that I made in this House, both last week and the week before, that coal-miners who have been cavilled out of the mines by a reduction of the number of hands employed be provided with housing in the places to which they have been sent? They have willingly gone far from their homes to the Illawarra district to obtain employment and, having no homes there for their wives and children, have left their families in their homes on the northern coal-field. Can efforts be made to house these coal-miners in the district to which they have gone so that they and their families may live together in happiness?







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