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Friday, 13 July 1906

Mr HIGGINS (Northern Melbourne) . - I think it is necessary to clearly indicate that the Justice is empowered to differentiate between one importer and another, otherwise the provision will fail to accomplish its object. If the Justice finds that by making a determination it will apply to a-11 the goods manufactured by one person, he may hesitate to practically exclude the whole of such articles from our market. There may be two importers of goods made by the same manufacturer, and one only may be unfairly competing. I feel sure that the Attorney-General does not desire to prevent the Justice from restricting the effect of his proclamation by determining that it shall apply only to goods consigned to certain persons, or imported under certain conditions.

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