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Thursday, 26 November 1959

Mr LUCHETTI (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Did the Prime Minister recently receive a deputation from the Australian Council of Local Government Associations seeking a special grant of £10,000,000 to meet the immediate and challenging problems besetting local government bodies throughout the nation? If so, will the right honorable gentleman tell the House whether he has yet reached a decision on the submissions made to him? If he has not, will he give earnest consideration to the problems of local government, especially those caused by the inflow of immigrants to Australia, which brings in its train financial stresses and strains on all local governing organizations?

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