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Tuesday, 18 October 1949

Mr White e asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Is there any Landlord and Tenant Act which gives protection to tenants of the Crown equal to that enjoyed by tenants of private landlords; if not, why not?

2.   What were the circumstances of the eviction of Miss H. C. Good from a cabin home of the 'Department at Salisbury, South Australia?

3.   Was any rent in arrears?

4.   Was Miss Good's home entered during her absence on the 17th January, 1049, and her goods and chattels loft on the road outside?

Mr Johnson - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   The Crown in right of the Commonwealth is not bound by any State Landlord and Tenant Act.

2.   Miss Good's tenancy was terminated because of her persistent refusal to permit authorized contractors to enter and carry out work on the cottage which my department, as landlord, considered necessary.

3.   No.

4.   Following an order of the local court for the recovery of possession, the cottage was entered on the 17th January, 1949, by a police constable and the Crown bailiff, to effect an eviction. This action was taken after several requests by the bailiff to Miss Good to vacate the premises in accordance with the order of the court.

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