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Wednesday, 2 October 1912

Senator GUTHRIEcalled the attention of the Vice-President of the Executive

Council to the following paragraph appearing in the Melbourne press -

Mr. Peakeconsidered it was. not good finance for the Federal Government to be wasting money on the payment of a maternity bonus when it had not yet paid the States the money it owed them in respect of interest on transferred properties and other obligations. and asked, upon notice -

What constitutional obligations to the State of South Australia have not been met by* the Federal Government ?

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