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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

23rd May, 1928 : With unemployment in Australia growing, relief measures are under way. The State Government has made a £10,000 grant to local councils, to be used in relief work solely for the jobless. The Government has stipulated that councils applying for grants must contribute a similar amount, and that all money must go in wages on new work such as roads, and on beautification of parks and gardens and improvements to the beaches and foreshore. The cost of supplying materials cannot be charged against the grant.

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