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Thursday, 20 May 1920


Mr POYNTON (GREY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Home and Territories) . - I lay on the table -

Northern Territory - Report of the Royal Commission (Mr. Justice Ewing).

The report discloses an unsatisfactory condition of affairs, of which the Government are bound to take notice. Revelations of facts have been made which indicate that it would be undesirable to continue in employment any of the persons who left the Territory on the demand of the people, or any of those others whose conduct has been adversely criticised in this report.

There are suggestions as to improper administration on the part of the Government, which involve a more complete examination of the evidence and documents than it has yet been possible to make, but this is in hand and will be completed shortly. I move -

That the paper be printed.

Question resolved in the affirmative. Ordered to be printed.







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