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Wednesday, 5 October 1927

Senator GRANT asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

In view of the disposal to private enterprise of nearly all of the plantation and trading stations in the Mandated Territories of New Guinea, is it the intention of the Government to introduce a bill conferring upon the white residents some measure of local government?

Senator Sir WILLIAMGLASGOW.The question of establishing a Legislative Council or some other form of local government for the Territory of New Guinea is receiving consideration, and an announcement in regard thereto will be made in due course.

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