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Wednesday, 13 May 1942

4.   For many years some 7,800 tons of southern coal is freighted to Newcastle by sea from Port Kembla to the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited's works. This coal is required by the company to blend with Newcastle coals for the manufacture of special furnace coke.

Senator McBrideimplied that the state of affairs to which he referred was due to industrial disputes in the south coast district.

Senator McBride - Does the Minister suggest that the required quantity of coal could not be produced on the south coast ?

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