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Thursday, 14 July 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answers are -

1.   I have seen a statement in the press regarding the re-establishment of trade between South Australia and the far Bast, but no reference was made to the inability of shippers to secure shipping space to the East.

2.   No request for space in the Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers has been received.

3.   The Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers run a monthly service to Java and Singapore. In every 'ship space has been available for shipments from South Australia, but many of the vessels have not called at South Australia owing to' the fact that no cargo was offering from that State.

4.   Yes.

5.   It is not the policy of the Federal Government to differentiate between States.

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