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Thursday, 17 September 1942

Air-raid Shelters at Hotel Canberra - Cocoa Beans - National Service of Senators - Government Finance.

Motion (by Senator Collings) proposed -

That the Senate do now adjourn.


Interior (Senator Collings) in his statement regarding the air-raid shelters at the Hotel Canberra said that I had alleged that there was no shelter at that hotel, but I made no such allegation. I asked why, when the sirens sounded, the people in Parliament House went outside to the shelters, whilst those at the Hotel Canberra were ordered inside. I was in the lounge at the Hotel Canberra at the time. The hotel proprietor and the guests were also there. There was no mention of any shelter, and I made no reference whatever to it.

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