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Thursday, 15 October 1914

Senator MULLAN (QUEENSLAND) - I desire to ask the Minister of Defence the following questions : -

1.   Is it' a fact that by direction of the Military Censor, on the 9th September, a military guard, with fixed bayonets, and led by a colonel, made a raid on the office of the Woman Voter; Melbourne!

2.   Docs he consider that such an overwhelming display of force was necessary, seeing that the newspaper involved was being conducted by three well-known and highly respected female residents of Melbourne?

3.   Will be take, orhas he taken, measures to prevent a repetition of this stupid military despotism at a time when we are liberally providing men and money to destroy military despotism in another country?

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