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Tuesday, 28 November 1911

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - Owing to a departmental error, the full text of a paper regarding the trans-Australian railway was not laid on the table on Friday. I produce the complete paper, and ask that it be substituted for the other paper.

Senator Millen - What is the subject of the paper?

Senator PEARCE - It is the letter of Mr. J. A. Smith, referred to by Senator McColl, and the reply of Mr.Deane thereto. I beg to lay upon the table -

Paper (in substitution for Paper laid on the table, and ordered to bc printed, on 24th November, 191 1), viz, : -

Gauge of Australian Railways - Memorandum by Mr. James Alexander Smith, C.E., President of the Victorian Institute of Engineers; and Comments thereon by Mr. H. Deane, M. Inst. C.E., Consulting Railway Engineer.

Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway - Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure and to move -

That the papers be printed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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