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Wednesday, 17 October 1956

Mr POLLARD (Lalor) .- I think that I should take advantage of this opportunity to say something about the general principles of the measure. I am, I suppose, the only member in this chamber who is. so to speak, a survivor of the war service land settlement scheme of World War 1. Under that scheme, 1 3,000 men were settled on the land in Victoria, but only 5,000 remained on their blocks. That unsatisfactory state of affairs was due entirely to the fact that anti-Labour governments muddled and messed up-

Honorable members interjecting,

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