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Wednesday, 25 November 1959

Mr KEARNEY (CUNNINGHAM, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question to the Minister for the Interior refers to the laws operating within the Australian Capital Territory which permit trading after hours by retail commercial stores and the resulting effects of that permission upon the adjacent town of Queanbeyan and, indeed, New South Wales generally. Is the Minister possessed of any facts which would prove or disprove that the introduction of late shopping nights in Canberra was instigated by the firm of Rogers Proprietary Limited, a large Goulburn emporium financially controlled by the Burns Philp company

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