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Wednesday, 14 October 1931
Page: 749

Mr FENTON (Maribyrnong) . - If the honorable member for Calare (Mr. Gibbons) is correct in his assertion that those producing platinum cannot find a ready market for their product, the commodity should not be placed on the exempt list, but I doubt that such is the case. If the Minister cannot accept the amendment moved by the honorable member for Balaclava (Mr. White), will he adopt some other means to overcome the difficulty ? It would appear that regulations are sometimes framed to meet the peculiarities of importers who wish to evade the payment of duty. I ask the Minister to see if some subterfuge is not being indulged in in order to have this metal placed on the exempt list.

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