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Thursday, 30 June 1949

Mr CHIFLEY (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Prime Minister) - At the request of the Government of Victoria, the Australian ' Government has already sponsored the importation of a fairly substantia] quantity of coal from India, and has also agreed to sponsor the importation of coal from the United Kingdom for South Australia to enable concentrates to be carried from Broken Hill to Port Pirie. A survey is being made of the possibilities of importing coal from the United Kingdom or other countries in an endeavour to meet the needs of the Australian people in the manner indicated by the honorable member for Newcastle.

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