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Tuesday, 29 May 1928

Mr BRENNAN (BATMAN, VICTORIA) - The Prime Minister is reported to have said at a recent meeting - of which I cannot give the exact date, but it was that at which he referred to the " loud voiced raucous trade unionists disappearing over the horizon" - speaking of the Crimes Act, that it had had a most salutary effect, for since it had come into force " these gentlemen " - meaning revolutionary propagandists - "have got out of their revolutionary institutions like rabbits running from their burrows with a ferret after them." I ask what are the names of the persons who as a result of the Crimes Act have got out of the revolutionary institutions, like or unlike rabbits ; about what date did they get out of them, and what are the revolutionary institutions referred to?

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