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Wednesday, 21 July 1915

Senator O'KEEFE (TASMANIA) - Has the Minister representing the Prime Minister noticed in the leading columns of the Argus, of 20th July, the following statements: -

It is notorious that the Departments are plagued with incompetent persons who are being engaged because the Ministry dare not refuse to appoint them.

If there is no. ground for such a statement, do Ministers think it desirable to allow such a libel upon their capacity and integrity to go unchallenged?

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