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Wednesday, 19 October 1949

Mr BERNARD CORSER (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) - Becauseof the increasingly depressed state of rural industries due to the withholding of petrol, will the Prime Minister secure from the States at the earliest possible date police reports about the general position- with a view to releasing to essential users the supplies of liquid fuel that they urgently require? As the shortage of petrol is due to the coal strike and the encouragement of bulk hoarding, will the Prime Minister now frustrate the intention of the perpetrators of the recent coal strike, to damage industry -

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