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Friday, 31 October 1913

Senator RAE (New South Wales) . - I wish to know why railway construction has been entirely divorced from these Estimates.

Senator Clemons - The honorable senator' is getting on very delicate ground.

Senator RAE - I understood that there was a definite commitment for the construction of a railway from Pine Creek to the Katherine River. Then I would like to know why no provision is made in this Bill for covering the cost of surveying the route of the proposed transcontinental line between Oodnadatta and Pine Creek.

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