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Wednesday, 20 July 1904


Mr HUTCHISON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice - _

Whether there is any justification for the following statement by the Honorable R. W. Foster, ex-Commissioner of Public Works for South Australia : - " The increasing burdens consequent on Federal extravagance cannot be much longer borne with equanimity. It is exasperating to know that, as .the State is economizing at every point, the Federal powers continue to spend with airy prodigality."







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