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Thursday, 27 March 1941

Senator COLLINGS (QueenslandLeader of the Opposition) . - The members of the Opposition are opposed to this clause because we see no reason whatever to increase the number of commissioners from five to seven. We think that five is quite sufficient, and that included in that number should be a representative of the Labour movement. We do not suggest that a Labour member of Parliament should be appointed; but there should be no difficulty in getting a man admirably qualified for the job because of his knowledge of the value of wireless and its requirements, and all that radio means. We shall oppose the clause as it now stands. If the number is to be seven, then we suggest that

Labour should have two representatives on the commission.

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