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Wednesday, 18 July 1906


Senator PLAYFORD - This statement was drawn up by officers connected with the Commandant of Victoria. I cannot indorse it. I only know that it was mentioned to me that the statements therein contained are accurate. I shall make further inquiry into the matter. I should imagine, however, that the head of the Department in Victoria would not have put forward the statement unless he knew that it was substantially accurate. I cannot say whether it is true or untrue.


Senator STYLES - What I wanted to know was whether this announcement is true -

The following statement was issued yesterday by the Minister of Defence.


Senator PLAYFORD - I issued the statement upon' the information supplied to me by the head of the Department in Victoria. I cannot say, that I indorse it any further than that.







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