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Thursday, 30 April 1942


Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Army, upon notice - 1.Is it a fact that private homes are being commandeered for the use of fighting services in Australia and compensation paid on a basis of 4 per cent. on an assessed capital value plus payment of rates and insurance?

2.   If so. does the Minister consider this rate of payment a fair recompense to a man whose homehas beencommandeered when hehas to pay a greater rent for temporary accommodation (if procurable) as well as the cost of transport and storage of his furniture?

3.   Is it a fact that the Fair Rents Courts allow as high as 121/2 per cent. return on capital invested in assessing a. fair rent?

SenatorFRASER.- The Minister for the Army has supplied the following answer : -

Inquiries are being made and a reply will be furnished to the honorable senator as early as possible.







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