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Friday, 11 June 1926

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Home and Territories) . - I explained the position during my second-reading speech. This £250,000 will be paid into a trust fund, but, annual estimates will be brought before Parliament. The expenses of the council for this year will be met from this £250,000, the object being to ensure to it a sum of money for a period in advance. For the information of Senator Kingsmill, I can say that all matters of research will be the function of the council. There is already a Commonwealth forestry school, and forestry will be carried out in the Federal Territory, but they will not come within the scope of the council.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 14 and 15 agreed to.

Clause 16 (Power to publish information).

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