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Wednesday, 17 July 1946

Mr TURNBULL (WIMMERA, VICTORIA) - Has the Minister for Information seen in the Melbourne Argus, the report relating to a questionnaire alleged to have been circulated by his department to headmasters of leading schools in Victoria to test the opinions of their young pupils ? Is ita fact that the questionnaire contained these questions -

Do you think Australia should remain attached to the British Empire?

Do you think Australia should cultivate her relationship with America?

Do you think Australia should stand on her own feet as an independent country?

Have you a steady girl friend?

The replies to the questions were to be. sent to America. I ask the Minister whether those questions were distributed to the schools, as stated in the report? Will he inform me what possible relation the fourth question has to the three preceding questions, or its value--

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