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Thursday, 27 May 1915

Senator KEATING (TASMANIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

Relative to the following extract from the Footscray Independent of 15th May inst. : " A deputation from the employees of the Colonial Ammunition Company waited on the management this week with a request that German workmen employed should be discharged. The matter will probably be remitted to the Government to decide " -

1.   Is the Minister aware of the circumstances therein detailed?

2.   Is the Government therein referred to the Commonwealth Government ?

3.   Has the matter been " remitted " to that Government ?

4.   Does the company referred to supply the Commonwealth Government with any of its products?

5.   Will the Government take steps to prevent Germans being employed in the manufacture of such products as those of the company referred to?

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