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Wednesday, 21 July 1915

Senator DE LARGIE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I direct the attention of the Minister of Defence to the following statement which appeared in the Melbourne Herald of last Saturday : -

Speaking at a luncheon in London held in his honor, Sir R. L. Borden, the Prime Minister of Canada, said that that Dominion had sent nearly 75,000 men to the front.

The following paragraph also appeared in the Herald of the same date: -

Mr. J.A. Jensen, Minister for the Navy, has received reports from transport officers, shewing that since the war began 74,375 persons for active service, including 2,826 officers and nurses, had been transported from Australia, as well as 24,172 horses. In this work nota single accident has occurred.

In view of those statements, will the Minister in future, when any persons make comparisons between Australia and Canada in regard to our contribution to the war, direct their attention to these statements ?

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