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Thursday, 3 April 1941


Senator KEANE (Victoria) .- I should like the Minister ' (Senator McBride) to say at whose instigation this bill was introduced, to what areas it will apply, when the alleged storm occurred, when the Government became aware of it, and why it took so long to bring forward this simple measure.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 agreed to.

Clause 3 (Loans to State of Tasmania).

Senator KEANE(Victoria) [10.28). - I ask the Minister in charge of the bill to explain the conditions which will apply to these loans. I resent his noncompliance with my respectful request in respect of clause 1, and I hope that he will be courteous enough to explain this clause. I particularly desire to know why loans are necessary, the rates of interest that will apply to them, and the terms of repayment.







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