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Wednesday, 21 October 1914

Senator RUSSELL - The answer is-

Considerably over 1,000 men are employed at the Port Augusta end of the east to west railway; this number will be increased as the work develops. The employment of large bodies of men has been rendered difficult owing to the scarcity of water along the railway route. The possibility of absorbing labour in connexion with other Commonwealth works in the State of South Australia will also receive very careful and sympathetic consideration.

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