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Wednesday, 26 March 1941

Senator E B JOHNSTON asked the

Minister representing the Acting Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that Mr. S. J. McGibbon, who has been appointed Commonwealth Business and Financial Representative abroad, is reported in the West Australian newspaper of the 1st March as having stated, regarding the length of his absence from Perth, that the position did not carry a salary, and so he said, "I am going away for as long as I. can afford it"?

2.   What travelling or other allowances are being paid to Mr. McGibbon for his services in the connexion mentioned?

3.   Is Mr. McGibbon being paid for his services on the Australian Broadcasting Commission during his absence from Australia?

4.   If so, what amount?

5.   Is Mr. McGibbon to be paid travelling or other allowances or fees from the Australian Broadcasting Commission for the inquiries which the A..B.C. Weekly states he will make on broadcasting matters in Egypt and elsewhere?

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