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Wednesday, 4 December 1935


Senator JAMES McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) . - When Senator Allan MacDonald suggested that the Tourist Bureau should be transferred to the railway station, I thought that he might also have made the alternative suggestion that the railway station should be brought nearer to the centre of the city. It .is a bad advertisement for the Federal Capital Territory that passengers are required to leave the train at a spot two or three miles from nowhere. One of the first improvements which should be made is the erection of a railway station in a more central position.

Senator PAYNE(Tasmania [3.8]. - I wish to supplement the remarks of Senator Allan MacDonald regarding the vocational training of youths in the Federal Capital Territory. I believe in the system of vocational training, but I should like to know the prospects ahead of these lads after their training has been completed.


Senator Sir George Pearce - They are good. For some time there has been a shortage of skilled labour, particularly in connexion with the building trade, with the result that men have had to be brought here from other parts of the Commonwealth. There will be vacancies for these lads when their training has been completed.







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