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Thursday, 1 October 1936

Senator COLLINGS (QUEENSLAND) - In what Commonwealth newspapers was an advertisement published regarding the calling of tenders for the supply of 1,000 casks of cement to the administration at Rabaul?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The reply I gave yesterday was that tenders were not called for the cement, but that quotations were asked for by the Administrator. Probably the merchants dealing in this particular commodity in Rabaur were invited to submit prices.

SenatorCollings. - The cement interests in Australia were not aware of the order.

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.They could not have competed in any case.

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