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Wednesday, 19 March 1941

Senator CLOTHIER (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Navy, upon notice- ^

1.   Will the- Minister give consideration to making better provision for the transport of sailors from State to State?

2.   Is it a fact that on 9th January sailors leaving Western Australia to go to their ship (H.M.A.S. Hobart) had no food, and arrangements had to be made to pick up supplies on the way across?

3.   Is it a fact that many of these men had to sleep on the floor?

4.   Will lie see that in future when sailors have to report for duty better conditions are arranged for them on trains?

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