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Thursday, 17 November 1927


Senator FOLL asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   lt it the intention of the Government to maintain a home in Melbourne for His Excellency the Governor-General, as well as in Canberra and Sydeny?

2.   If so, why is it- necessary to do so?

3.   Is it the intention of the Government to provide -also an official residence for Eis Excellency in Brisbane, or some other part of Queensland?

4.   If go, when will a commencement be made with the construction or purchase of the Queensland residence ?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The Prime Minister has supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions : -

1.   and 2. The duties of the Governor-General as in the past necessitate the provision of residences in' Sydney and Melbourne. Whilst Parliament is in session in Canberra, it is necessary for the Governor-General to be in residence in the Capital City, but this does not affect the necessity of extended residence in the other cities named.

3.   and 4. No.







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