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Wednesday, 20 March 1957

Mr JAMES (HUNTER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to ask the Prime Minister a question that I endeavoured to put to him before the House adjourned at the end of the last sessional period. Great hardship is being suffered in my electorate, where 7,000 mine workers are now unemployed. Not only the workers themselves, but also their wives and children are suffering, because many of these mine workers have been advised that they should go to other districts, but have found it impossible to obtain suitable housing accommodation. In view of this suffering, cannot something be done to relieve the New South Wales Housing Commission of the trouble of finding accommodation for these displaced workers and their families? The New South Wales authorities are trying to do their best, but this is a question-

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