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Wednesday, 11 November 1914

Senator KEATING (TASMANIA) - Has the atten tion of the Minister of Defence been drawn to the expressions of dissatisfaction at the appointment of Germans and other foreigners to positions of responsibility at Rabaul, in what was formerly German New Guinea ? Is it intended to retain them in those positions, or will an opportunity be given to eligible Aus tralians in New Guinea or the Commonwealth to fill the posts?

Senator de Largie - What are the positions ?

Senator KEATING - Public Service positions in German New Guinea. In yesterday's Argus a correspondent drew attention to the fact that reference has been made to the appointments in the Argus of the 2nd instant, and expressed surprise that no protest had been made. Has the Minister any information to furnish ?

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