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Thursday, 8 October 1914

Mr POYNTON - I direct attention to the fact that something like 400,000 tons of zinc concentrates have ceased to pass through Port Pirie, and that, as a consequence, at Port Pirie and at Broken Hill many men are out of employment. Will the Prime Minister endeavour to ascertain whether it is not possible to provide for the smelting of this ore in Australia, thus creating a permanent and natural industry here?

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