Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Thursday, 25 May 1939

Mr Forde e asked the Minister in Charge of External Territories, upon notice -

Will the report of the committee appointed to consider and report as to the practicability of the amalgamation of the administrations of the Territories of Papua and New Guinea be submitted to the Executive and Legislative Councils of those territories for consideration and advice before any action is taken by the Government to amalgamate the territories or the public services of those territories?

Mr Perkins - The desirability of submitting the report of the committee appointed to survey the possibility of establishing a combined administration of the territories of Papua and New Guinea for the consideration and advice of the Executive and Legislative Councils of those territories will be fully considered in the light of the report furnished by the committee.

Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited: Salary and Expenses of Chairman of Directors.

Mr Green n asked the Prime Minister, upon notice - 1.When will the next board meeting of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited be held?

2.   When will the honorable member for Kalgoorlie he supplied with the information asked for in his question of the 23rd May?

3.   Will the Prime Minister ask the Commonwealth representatives on the directorate to stress at the board meeting that it is in the public interest that information regarding the salary and expenses of Sir Ernest Fisk shouldbe made available to this House ?

Mr Menzies - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   On the 29th May, 1939.

2.   Further information will be communicated to the honorable member as soon as possible after the board meeting.

3.   The Government directors will be instructed in accordance with the views of the Government on this matter. It is not considered that these instructions should be made public prior to the board meeting.

Suggest corrections