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Wednesday, 14 September 1949

Mr GEORGE LAWSON - Has the Minister for Labour and National Service seen an article in the Brisbane Daily Telegraph, under the heading " CallideCoal Haulers Sit and Wait for Pay ", in which it is pointed out that 60 truck drivers are waiting in Gladstone for their money which has been owing to them for three weeks? The drivers, according to the article, are employed by Messrs. Thiess Brothers), contractors. In- view of the argent need for coal by industry in Queensland and other States, will the Minister immediately investigate the dispute between the truck drivers and Messrs.

Thiess Brothers so that the hauling of coal may be resumed without further delay?

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