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Wednesday, 31 March 1965

Senator BENN (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice -

1.   Has an endeavour been made in the past six months by the Department of Primary Industry and other interested bodies to stabilise the tobacco growing industry in the Commonwealth?

2.   Can the tobacco growers in the Mareeba district of Queensland be assured that in this year they will not be required to transport their tobacco leaf from their farms to the tobacco auction rooms and then back to their farms because of unsatisfactory prices?

3.   Is it now possible to compel tobacco manufacturing companies to use all the tobacco leaf produced in the Commonwealth in the manufacture of cigarettes and tobacco for the local market?.

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