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Thursday, 8 July 1920

Mr CONSIDINE - I have just given it.

Mr Austin Chapman - Only one paragraph.

Mr CONSIDINE - I gave that relating to the exemption of compulsory labour, and sufficient to show that Bolsheviks are in. harmony with the honorable member's plea, as submitted this afternoon, that those over fifty years of age should be allowed to apply their labour if they so desired.

Mr Laird Smith - Are all persons over fifty years of age receiving an oldage pension ?

Mr CONSIDINE - Yes, with the provision advocated by the honorable member for Eden-Monaro (Mr. Austin Chapman) that they can apply their labour if they so desire. It will be seen, therefore, that the honorable member is, to that extent, in harmony with the principles of Bolshevism which he denounces. The next passage is -

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