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Friday, 21 May 1926

Senator PAYNE (TASMANIA) asked the Minister for Home and Territories, uponnotice -

1.   Has the Government considered the . advisability of promulgatingan Ordinance for the Mandated Territory onsimilar lines to the White Women's Protection Ordinance1926 of Papua, which was laid on the table of the Senate on the 19thinst.?

2.   If so, what conclusions have been arrived at?

3.   If not, will the Government give the matter its early consideration?

SenatorPEARCE. - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow : -

1.   This question is atpresent receiving the consideration of the Government.

2.   No decision has yet been arrived at.

3.   See answer to No. 1.

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