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Wednesday, 17 July 1946

Mr HOLLOWAY - If the remedy involves the construction of new accommodation the problem is difficult. There is a problem all over Australia in relation to shortage of staff. In regard to new constructions, I repeat what the Prime Minister has said to Premiers conferences and also to honorable members when the Hospital Benefits Bill and the Tuberculosis Bill were before the House. The right honorable gentleman made it clear that whenever and whereever the States were able to undertake the construction of new accommodation the Commonwealth, would give such financial help as it could. I shall discuss with the Minister the particular question of affording help to the organization in the honorable member's electorate to which he referred, and ask him to give further information on the subject

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