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Thursday, 6 September 1928

Mr COOK (INDI, VICTORIA) - Has the attention of the Prime Minister been drawn to a paragraph in yesterday's Daily Guardian, containing statements made by Mr. Farrar, Minister for Labour in New South Wales? That honorable gentleman quoted unemployment figures relating to the week before last, which showed that out of 2,250 men who were called up only 145 responded, and of those 56 refused the jobs offered. He further stated that some men obtain food, relief, child endowment, rent, clothing and other assistance, and apparently do not want work. Will the right honorable gentleman communicate with the State Ministers concerned to ascertain the true position concerning the number of unemployed persons?

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