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Friday, 8 December 1911


Senator MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to ask the Minister of Defence whether he has noted from the press of this morning that the Western Australian Government have already introduced a Bill in the State Parliament to concede to the Commonwealth the land required for the construction of that part of the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta railway which will traverse Western Australian territory ? As the message gives no indication as to what proposals the Bill contains, I would further ask the honorable senator if he will communicate with the Western Australian Government, informing them as to the area which the Commonwealth Government thinks should be ceded? Otherwise the State Parliament, having passed the Bill referred to, may find it necessary to pass another.







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