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Friday, 9 September 1949

Mr RANKIN (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) - In view of the Prime Minister's emphatic declaration that the Government regards the banning of the Communist party as a complete futility, can it be taken that he now intends to give effect to the threat of the Minister for Information to put Australian Communists into concentration camps? If not, what effective action does the Government intend to take, as a government, to deal with members of the Communist party?

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