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Friday, 20 July 1906

Sir LANGDON BONYTHON (Barker) . - According to a telegram which appears in the morning newspapers, Mr. V. L. Solomon, in the South Australian Parliament yesterday, advised the State Government to withdraw from the negotiations with the Commonwealth Government for the transfer of the Northern Territory, upon the ground' that the Prime Minister had flouted the proposal to construct a railway from Oodnadntta to Pine Creek. I wish to ask the Prime Minister whether there is any justification whatever for that suggestion, whether any communications have recently passed between himself and the South Australian Government in reference to the Northern Territory, and, if so, will he lay the correspondence upon the table of the House?

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