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Friday, 1 July 1949


Mr RANKIN (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) - Has the Prime Min.ister's attention been drawn to a statement by Mr. Edgar Ross, associate editor of the miners' official Communist journal Common Cause, made at a public meeting yesterday, that the freezing of funds would cut no ice on the coal-fields and that-

.   . the men who fought the lock-out of 1920, stood up to armed force during the Rothbury riot, will not be frightened by pigmy politicians.

If so, what action does the Prime Minister intend to take to make it clear to this Communist that the Government, and not the noisy traitorous Communist element, is in control of this country?







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