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Wednesday, 24 August 1960

Mr COSTA (BANKS, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I address my question to the Prime Minister. In many quarters this Parliament is referred to as the Federal Parliament. Does the Prime Minister agree that it would be preferable to refer to this place always as the Australian Parliament? I raise this matter because I have noticed indicators in some Commonwealth parliamentary offices reading, " This Way to Federal Members Rooms ". In addition, a book was produced recently with the title, "An Introduction to the Federal Parliament ". When I attended a recent naturalization ceremony a new Australian was puzzled when I was referred to as a federal member. He looked at me as though I belonged to some Gestapo organization. Will the Prime Minister do all that he can to ensure that this place and1 its members receive their proper national titles - the Australian Parliament and Australian members of Parliament?

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