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Thursday, 29 April 1915


Mr MASSY-GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Prime Minister in a position to inform the public what units have been transferred from Egypt to the Dardanelles? If that information could be given without detriment to the action now being taken, it might relieve the minds of many persons here of anxiety.


Mr FISHER - Wo are not in possession of the information asked for, and have not yet been relieved from a request not to make public the detailed information sent to us. . That request was made before the commendatory cablegram 'which I have read was sent.


Sir Robert Best - The news that the Australian troops have been landed at the Dardanelles is posted in front of the newspaper offices.


Mr FISHER - We are not in possession of information relating to the actual force that has been transferred which would be of any value to relatives here. We cannot say what part of the Australian Forces has been sent, and what has not. We have twice within the last forty-eight hours asked for this information, and we have asked, too, to be allowed to make public the whole of the information of which we are possessed.







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