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Friday, 18 November 1921

Senator KEATING asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Have the Commonwealth Government acquired the rights of the Imperial Government in their hitherto joint interest in the prospecting of Papua for oil?

2.   If so, when and on what terms?

3.   Does such acquisition involve the withdrawal of the British Admiralty from cooperation in the development of oil resources in Papua?

4.   If not, how is such co-operation for the futuresecured?

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