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Wednesday, 29 June 1921

Senator EARLE (TASMANIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Is the Government aware that Tasmania is capable of supplying almost unlimitedhydroelectric power at a minimum. of cost?

2.   Does the Government think there is any place in Australia equal to Tasmania in climatic conditions for industrial enterprises; if so, where? 3.Isthe Government aware that Rear- Admiral Clarkson has expressed the opinion that Hobart, on theDerwent, is the best site in the Commonwealth . for federal, shipbuilding?

4.   Has the Government under consideration the advisableness of establishing shipbuilding yards at the places recommended: if not, why not?

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