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Tuesday, 19 May 1942
Page: 1340

Mr BERNARD CORSER (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) - Some time ago a statement alleging barbaric treatment of Australian prisoners by the

Japanese appeared in the press, and the Minister for the Army then promised that a departmental inquiry would be held. Can he say whether the inquiry has been held, and, if so, whether the charges have been proved, or otherwise? Further, has he had an opportunity to interview personally any Australians from New Guinea who were bound by the wrists with fishing cord?

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