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Thursday, 15 May 1924

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Has lie road the article, "Papua and Preference," appearing in the Industrial Australian on the 10th April?

2.   Is it the intention of the Govern ment to encourage the economic and commercial development of our own Australian tropical possession, Papua, as well as the mandated Territory of New Guinea, by granting Tar ifr concessions?

3.   Would not such action in regard to Papua and the mandated Territory of New Guinea incidentally- support the case in fa.v.our of' the Empire preference proposals advocated by the Prime Minister, 'by affording positive evidence that Australia is determined to put into practice at home the preference policy she recommends to the Motherland ?

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