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Wednesday, 13 May 1942


Senator CAMERON - On the 30th April last, Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for War Organization of Industry, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the National Bank of Australasia Limited has closed its branch at Mingenew, Western Australia, thereby leaving the town and district without adequate banking facilities?

2.   Will the Government suggest to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia the desirability of opening a branch at this important centre?

The Minister for War Organization of Industry has now supplied the following answers : -

1.   The National Bank of Australasia Limited has closed its branch at Mingenew, but is providing banking facilities for the town by means of an agency open one day each week.

2.   Due to man-power difficulties and the rendering of many essential national services it is not practicable for the Commonwealth Bank to extend its branch system at the present time.

On the 30th April last, Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for War Organization of Industry, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the National Bank of Australasia Limited has closed its branch bank at Kondinin, Western Australia, being the only bank in that important town?

2.   Will the Government suggest to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia the advisability of opening a branch at Kondinin, in order to provide this important town and district with adequate banking facilities?

The Minister for War Organization of Industry has now supplied the following answers : -

1.   The National Bank of Australasia Limited has closed its branch at Kondinin, Western Australia, but is providing banking facilities for the town by means of an agency open one day each week.

2.   Due to man-power difficulties and the rendering of many essential national services, it is not practicable for the Commonwealth Bank to extend its branch system at the present time.







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