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Thursday, 26 August 1937

Senator ALLAN MACDONALD (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I ask the Minister in Charge of Development whether the Government has received from the President of the Senate (Senator Lynch), who unfortunately is temporarily in hospital in Perth, a lengthy and interesting communication containing a proposal for the assistance of gold prospecting in Western Australia by the creation of a fund to be established by the Commonwealth and State governments and mining companies, from which advances can be made for prospecting purposes, such advances to be repaid from the resultant gold recoveries?. If so, will he urge the Government to give it early and favorable consideration, as it would lead to the profitable employment of many experienced miners who at present, for health reasons, are excluded from deep mining in Kalgoorlie, and would incidentally be of great profit to the State and the Commonwealth?

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