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Wednesday, 29 June 1921

Senator PAYNE (TASMANIA) -Does the honorable senator still maintain that that means the redemption of one-third of each bond ?

Senator GARDINER - I have always given the Government credit for being fair, but if the honorable senator wants me to say that the Government would redeem the bonds of its own supporters, and refuse to redeem those, of its opponents, I will say it for him. Honorable senators were prepared, according to their in terjections yesterday, to say that no such promise had been made-. What other derduction can we draw from . a promise which says, "We anticipate that the necessitous cases, and the amounts redeemed by the banks and the Repatriation .Department, will amount to £10,000,000, and the Government are prepared to find over £20,000,000 in May, 1921"? "

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