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Thursday, 24 March 1927

Senator REID (QUEENSLAND) - No; but tools have been dropped, and it has been found impossible to withdraw them. I trust that the Government will reconsider the claims of those people who have expended se much money on drilling in the Roma dis- tri et, ami that their applications for assistance will be favorably considered.

Senator Payne - Has all the work that has been done there gone for nothing?

Senator REID - In the case of two bores it has been absolutely lost owing to mishaps which, it is believed, were caused deliberately.

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