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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr MARKS asked the Prime Minister, upon notice - .

1.   Is he aware of the repeated statements of the overseas shipping companies that the present high freights are to a great extent attributable to the excessive charges levied on vessels in Australian ports?

2.   What progress has been made By the- Commonwealth Government in expediting the arrangement entered into at the recent ConTerence of Commonwealth and State Ministers, that the Commonwealth should work up its case and make direct representations to the State Governments respecting the matter?

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