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Wednesday, 16 September 1936

Senator BROWN (QUEENSLAND) - Is it a fact that Japanese newspapers have published regularly news concerning the trade negotiations between Australia and Japan and, if so, what is the reason for the " hush-hush " policy of the Austra'ian Government in this connexion?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.At the earliest moment that it considers it advisable to do so, the Government will inform Parliament fully of any agreement with Japan which calls for ratification by Parliament.

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