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Thursday, 24 September 1942
Page: 858


Mr LAZZARINI - The last review of brown-out conditions in all States was made at the request of the Premiers, and the views of the services were obtained upon the subject. A new order was then issued, allowing a partial relaxation of the restrictions on street lighting and the headlights of motor cars. The States have not sought a further examination of the position.


Mr Holt - The order which enforces the masking of motor car headlights has not been relaxed in Victoria.


Mr LAZZARINI - The explanation of the delay is that the masks on the headlights of motor cars in Victoria cannot be altered without removing them, whereas the masks on the headlamps of motor cars in New South Wales are fitted with a shutter which can be opened, without difficulty, to permit a stronger beam. If an air-raid warning be sounded, the driver is able to close the shutter instantly. This morning I discussed the position with the Premier of Victoria, and we hope to reach a decision before the week-end.







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