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Wednesday, 1 December 1965

Mr REYNOLDS (BARTON, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Treasurer a question. Is it a fact that the 1964-65 Freedom From Hunger campaign appeal has been described by its organisers as a flop? Did the appeal raise barely more than £300,000 or 20 per cent, of its target of £1} million, which was the amount raised in 1963? Did the Reverend Hobbin, the national chairman of the appeal committee, say that one of the main factors contributing to the failure was the withdrawal by the Federal Government of contributors' rights to income tax concessions? Does it not seem particularly inappropriate for the Government to withdraw its financial encouragement and public support for this estimable appeal at the very time when it is spending increased millions on military operations in- Asia-

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