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Wednesday, 12 May 1920

Mr RODGERS (WANNON, VICTORIA) - In view of the cabled announcement of astonishment from overseas, and the false light in which what must be regarded as premature proposals in connexion with, the wool clip appear, and also to prevent the Australian woolgrowers being put into a false position, will the Prime Minister take steps to cable that the proposals are not those of the Australian Government?

Mr HUGHES - Until I know what proposals the honorable member alludes to - and I am not at all sure that he knows what proposals have been put forward - I can hardly refute any statement that has beenmade, and I certainly do not propose to embarrass the wool-growers of Australia, or this Government, by having cable communication with the British Government over a matter that does not concern it. Our 1920-21 wool clip is the property of the growers of Australia, and the British Government have no more to do with it than the French or the American Government.

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