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Thursday, 10 June 1915

Mr JOHN THOMSON (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the extreme urgency of the nation's need for munitions of war, as expressed by Mr. Lloyd George at Manchester and Liverpool, and the success attending his efforts, the right honorable gentleman, and the Minister of Defence, will confer with the Governments of the States, which control the railway workshops of Australia, with the heads of private engineering and manufacturing firms, and with industrial organizations in Australia, as to the possibility of their assisting the Empire by directing their energies to the manufacture of these essentials?

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