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Thursday, 13 May 1915

Senator GRANT (New South Wales) . - I move-

That the House of Representatives be requested to leave out Item 6, "Miscellaneous," Department of External Affairs - " Advertising in United States of America, £2,500."

J understand that this is part of a total vote of £5,000 included in the Estimates for this purpose, and, so far as I know, it has no reference to expenditure in connexion with the Panama Exhibition.. The vote is also quite distinct from another vote for advertising the resources of the Commonwealth. There does not appear to me to be any justification at all for the expenditure of money at the present time in advertising the resources of" the Commonwealth in America. What do we expect to get from the United States of America? We have had no explanation to show that this is a justifiable expenditure, and, therfore, I move the request for the omission of the item.

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