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Wednesday, 12 May 1915

Mr WATT (BALACLAVA, VICTORIA) - May I ask the Minister of External Affairs if he will say what are the reasons for the resignation of Mr. Deakin and Mr. Nielsen ?

Mr MAHON - I think the reasons have already appeared in the press. The Government found it necessary to replace the secretary of the Commission, and, for some reasons not at present very clear, the Commissioners objected to this appointment and resigned.

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