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Thursday, 3 September 1942


Senator DARCEY (TASMANIA) askedthe Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   By what amount has Australia's national debt been increased since the declaration of war ?

2.   By what amount has it been increased by the present Government?

3.   What amounts in inscribed stock, war bonds and treasury-bills have the private banks purchased since the declaration of war?

4.   What amounts in treasury-bills have the banks converted in the same period?

5.   Will the private banks be allowed to purchase bonds in the forthcoming loan, and will they be permitted to advance money to enable the public to subscribe to this loan?







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