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Thursday, 8 March 1928


Senator OGDEN asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home and Territories, uponnotice-

1.   Is it a fact that, at the first auction sale of land held at Canberra, intending purchasers were told that the cost of constructing footpaths and gutters would be borne by the vendors, and that land was purchased and leased under these conditions?

2.   If so, is it a fact that this contract is now being repudiated and that leaseholders, tenants of the Federal Capital Commission, are now being called upon to pay these costs, in addition to excessive rents and other charges?

Senator Sir WILLIAMGLASGOW The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow: -

1.   Representations to this effect which have been made to the Minister are at present the subject of an inquiry, and he is unable to make any statement in regard thereto until the inquiry is complete.

2.   See answer to No. 1.







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