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Thursday, 19 August 1920


Mr RYAN (West Sydney) (12:34 PM) .- This is called " A Bill for, an Act relating to the Exportation of Butter from the Commonwealth," and the short title is "The Butter Agreement Act 1920.". That is a misnomer. It is highly desirable that Parliament should not give misleading titles to Bills. This is something more than a Bill relating to the exportation of butter from the Commonwealth. It refers also to the prohibition of the export of butter.


Mr GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - It refers to that and other things, amongst them the constitution of the Dairy Produce Pool Committee.


Mr RYAN - That is notset out in the title, and the omission is an indication to me that the person responsible for the title wished to convey something to the public, particularly to the butter producers, which does not express the true intent and purpose of the Bill. I move-

That the words "prohibition of"-


Mr GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - I move -

That the, question be now put.


Mr RYAN - I have moved an amendment, and that is the question which must be put.







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