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Friday, 16 July 1915

Senator MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the Minister of Defence seen a statement in the press this morning that the Prime Minister has asked the State Government whether they are prepared to make concessions in the railway fares charged to members of the Expeditionary Forces, and that the Railway Commissioners have intimated that they are not prepared to move further until they are supplied with information as to what is really wanted? They are now awaiting the receipt of that information. They express a desire to meet the wishes of the Commonwealth when they know definitely what its wishes are, and conclude by saying that they decline to accept any blame for the delay in granting cheap fares. If the Minister has seen the paragraph, does he feel disposed to make a statement on the subject!

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