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Tuesday, 16 December 1941

Senator LARGE (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Development, upon notice- -

1.   Is the Minister correctly reported as saying in the news bulletin broadcast at 7.15 p.m. on the 20th November, 1941, that there had been trouble between the Capital Issues Advisory Board and the Baerami shale mine, and that if u decision was not made soon, the Government might be prepared to take direct action to develop the field?

2.   If the Minister has been correctly reported, will he state what direct action he has in mind?

3.   To what end would such action lead?

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