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Wednesday, 27 May 1942

Senator COLLINGS (QUEENSLAND) (Minister for the Interior) - I am not aware of the number of regulations issued for the purpose of obtaining a continuous production of coal. I do not know that eight mines are now idle, as alleged. I am not prepared to disclose details of the Government's policy in this regard, as its policy generally is already known. The adjectives used by the Leader of the Opposition in the concluding portion of his question put the whole of the question out of court, because, as he knows, he is not permitted to express opinions under cover of a question.

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