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Thursday, 13 November 1941


Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that representations have been made to the Prime Minister from representative bodies in the north of Queensland pointing out the industrial stagnation that has taken place there and the drift of manpower to the south?

2.   In view of the grave danger to Australia from the north, would it not be a strategical error to allow this portion of Australia to be depopulated ?

3.   What steps (if any) does the Government propose to take to stop this industrial stagnation and drift of man-power from the north?







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