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Wednesday, 24 September 1941

Senator COLLINGS (QueenslandLeader of the Opposition) . - It is not my intention to say more than a few words in regard to this bill. Its importance to Queensland has been very clearly set out in the second-reading speech of the Minister for Aircraft Production (Senator Leckie) ; its importance to Australia and to Australia's war effort has also been very properly emphasized. We on this side of the chamber have continually urged the introduction of a measure of this kind, and we welcome it. On behalf of the Opposition I give the bill its blessing. I trust that it will have a speedy passage and that the hopes expressed in regard to it by the Minister will be realized.

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