AUSTRALIA: In Steps Scullin

Modest, middle-aged James Henry Scullin, the new Laborite Prime Minister of Australia, moved out last week from his home in Melbourne to Canberra, the Kangaroo Continent's flat and dusty capital. Scorning what he termed "unnecessary expenditure," Mr. Scullin refused to occupy the official Prime Minister's residence, just vacated by his reactionary Nationalist predecessor Stanley Melbourne

Bruce (TIME, Oct. 21), and moved into an unpretentious Canberra hotel for his term of office.

Just as modest was Norman J. Makin. newly appointed Speaker of the Australian Parliament. At news of his appointment he summoned reporters, announced that he would follow the precedent of...

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