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Thursday, 28 May 1914


Senator KEATING (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister of Home. Affairs, upon notice -

In view of the difficulties and misunderstandings attendant upon the securing of Western Australian sleepers forthe transcontinental railway line, will the Government take steps to obtain the sleepers required from Tasmania?


Senator McCOLL - The matter is at present under consideration.


Senator KEATING asked the Minister representing the Minister of Home Affairs, upon notice -

1.   The number of sleepers required for the construction of the transcontinental (east and west) railway line?

2.   The number ordered or contracted for from each State, specifying in each case the material and the price?

3.   The number so far delivered and accepted in each case referred to in the preceding paragraph?


Senator McCOLL -I am laying on the table of the Senate a paper giving the information the honorable senator desires.







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