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Wednesday, 17 February 1932

Mr BEASLEY - The Leader of the Government in the Senate (SenatorSir George Pearce) stated during the discussion on the Estimates last year that as Australia had already disarmed, expenditure on representation of the Commonwealth at the Geneva Disarmament Conference was unnecessary. Does the Government agree with that statement?

Mr LYONS - The Disarmament Conference is of such vital importance to Australia, the Empire, and the whole world, that the Government considers that adequate representation of the Commonwealth is fully justified.

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