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Wednesday, 3 April 1946

Mr CONELAN (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - Is the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping aware, that the chambers of. manufactures in Sydney and Melbourne have failed to co-operate with the Government in supplying the large numbers of uniforms, shirts and trousers needed for the Australian Army of Occupation in Japan? Is he also aware -that recently 600 servicemen had to travel from Victoria to Sydney with insufficient clothing? Will he negotiate with clothing manufacturers in Queensland to have the garments manufactured by them so that the manufacturers in Melbourne and Sydney .shall not be able to hold a pistol at, the Government's head?

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