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Wednesday, 17 July 1912

Senator PEARCE - The answer to the honorable senator's question is -

The Minister's statement which was based on a minute written at the time, was as follows : - " As there is apparently a large number of men unemployed, I think, consistent with the policy of preference to unionists, other things being equal, the fact of a man being married and supporting a family should receive consideration in giving employment."

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