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Friday, 16 July 1926


Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - For- the provision of aircraft equipment and plant, including spare parts, machinery, tools, ordnance, and engineering supplies, and ammunition, and preparation of aerodromes, the sum of £8,000 is set down. I should like to know whether provision has been made for housing officers at Point Cook in order that they may not have to travel long distances from their homes to the aerodrome. The Minister will remember that one of the victims of the recent aviation fatality had .to motor from his home, leaving at T o'clock in the morning, in order to reach Point Cook to take part in aerial instruction work. The Government ought to provide at Point Cook quarters for members of the Air Force, so that they would be alongside their work, and not have to undergo a strain to reach it.

Senator Sir WILLIAMGLASGOW (Queensland - Minister for Home and Territories) [2.16]. - The honorable senator will remember that a- few days ago the Defence Equipment Bill passed this Chamber. It provided that an amount of £250,000 should be set aside for air services. The department is endeavouring to secure a portion of that amount for the purpose of providing quarters at Point Cook for the married personnel.







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