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Thursday, 4 April 1957

Mr. SPEAKER (Hon. John McLeay).Ihave received from the honorable member for Lalor (Mr. Pollard) an intimation that he desires to submit a definite matter of urgent public importance to the House for discussion, namely: -

The failure of the Government to take any action to prevent the recent increases in overseas freights and fares to and from Australia, thus causing serious damage to the national economy, substantial losses to primary producers, exporters, importers and consumers. ls the proposal supported?

Eight honorable members having risen in support of the proposal,

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