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Thursday, 9 November 1911

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - In answer to the Leader of the Opposition 1 may say that an account is kept of the time during which men are employed upon Commonwealth work, and that we are charged for that time. The accounts are balanced every month. Under these circumstances, we do not pay for the running of our own machines. We merely pay for the labour that is employed upon them:

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