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Thursday, 22 October 1931

Mr ELDRIDGE asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

In view of the fact that the Prime Minister recently promised to secure from the PostmasterGeneral replies to questions asked by the honorable member for Martin concerning the publication of The Red Leader, will the Minister -

(a)   furnish the facts connected with the destruction some weeks ago by the Postal Department of a number of copies of the publication ;

(b)   state in what direction the papers offended, in view of the statement that the copies were destroyed because the publication infringed the laws of the Commonwealth ;

(c)   state whether the alleged offence applied to one issue only; (d)state if he has directed or will direct that future issues of this workingclass Australian publication shall not be interfered with by the postal authorities?

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