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Wednesday, 23 November 1927

Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - The housing authority in Western Australia is not empoweredto advance up to £1,800, nor is itbound by many of the other conditions that are here stipulated. Does the clause mean that until that State alters its law so as to conform to those conditions, it will not be able to participate in the scheme?

Senator Sir William Glasgow - That is right.

Senator Sir George Pearce - Is it not obvious that that must be done?

Senator NEEDHAM - That is a " take it or leave it " policy, and we are vindicated in our claim that an agreement should have been reached with the States and that a draft of the scheme should have been submitted to them, before this measure was introduced.

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