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Wednesday, 6 August 1930


Senator GUTHRIE (Victoria) . - I notice that trade unions are exempt from taxation. I should think that aero clubs are equally entitled to be exempted. My statement about the aerodromes of Australia being inefficient was based on the comments of flying men who have visited Australia, including Sir Alan Cobham, and those of the president of the Australian Aero Club, and the president of the club in Victoria. Surely those gentlemen know more about aerodromes than Senator Cox does. I do not pretend to be an authority on the subject, but the aerodromes I have seen are very bad, and few and far between. I am assured by the presidents of these clubs, who are noted airmen, that we have not one really good, efficient, welldrained aerodrome in Australia.


Senator Cox - The Richmond aerodrome is the driest aerodrome in the world. The aeroclubs are already doing fairly well on the subsidy they are receiving.







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