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Monday, 1 October 1906

Senator PEARCE asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

In view of the proposals of the officers comprising the Naval Committee who have reported on the subject of naval defence of the Commonwealth, and the necessity of early action in the direction of adopting their proposals to some extent - Will the Government consider the advisability of ordering one or more of the vessels at once, and obtaining the sanction of this Parliament to that course?

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