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Thursday, 25 June 1914

Senator MILLEN - The answers are -

1.   The Minister is aware of the strategic disability occasioned by the fact that the one railway line connecting New South Wales and Queensland runs for some distance close to and parallel to the coast of New South Wales.

2.   The Department has reports bearing on this matter.

3.   In view of the many other pressing demands for expenditure for military necessities, it is not the intention of the Commonwealth to take any immediate steps in the direction indicated.

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