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Wednesday, 25 March 1942

Western Australian Gold-fields.

Senator ALLANMacDONALD.Will the Leader of the Senate state whether it is a fact that the Government recently deputed the honorable member for Kalgoorlie to proceed from Canberra to various parts of the Western Australian gold-fields in order to break the news to those vitally affected that by diversion of man-power the Government intended to bring about the cessation of gold production? Did the honorable member for Kalgoorlie receive his instructions in writing, and, if not, why not? What facilities were granted, and at what cost, to enable the honorable member to visit the gold-fields for the reason that I have outlined?

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