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Tuesday, 22 November 1960

Mr DRUMMOND (NEW ENGLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the attention of the Minister for the Interior been directed to the fact that some two months ago a trench, measuring about 10 or 12 feet long by about 6 feet wide, was dug across the main pathway leading from this building to the Hotel Canberra, and that this trench has constituted a man-trap - and, I presume, a woman-trap - for people who have to negotiate muddy patches in wet weather and rough surfaces in dry weather? In view of the fact that many unsophisticated persons, distinguished visitors such as doctors, lawyers and accountants and, later, rural people, will be visiting the National Capital, could the Minister make some arrangement to have the trench at least filled in with good gravel until such time as it is possible for the National Capital Development Commission to put the concrete path in order, so that there may be no destruction of the life or limb of any one visiting here?

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