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Thursday, 28 November 1935


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

In view of the definite announcement in the Sydney Morning Herald, under date the 11th November, 1935, to the effect that the Eastern Prospecting Syndicate was negotiating with a Japanese firm for the sale of " a fabulous quantity of iron ore in New Britain," can he give the Senate any information on the matter ?


Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer: -

I have read a statement in the press concerning an iron ore deposit in New Guinea. There is no information in the possession of the Government concerning the Eastern Prospecting Syndicate, nor of any negotiations for the purchase of any iron ore deposit in the territory. Inquiries have been made of the authorities in the territory, and a further statement will be made when a reply comes to hand.







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