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Wednesday, 30 November 1938


Mr SCULLY (Gwydir) (2:20 AM) .I support the amendment. I regard the scheme of this bill as an expediency. It would be absurd to suggest that it provides a permanent solution of the problems of this industry. No other wheat-growing country of the world has adopted proposals of this kind to meet the difficulties that have to be faced.

Like the honorable member for Parramatta (Sir Frederick Stewart), I wish the whole matter to be reviewed within the next year. Our financial position may alter completely in that time, and the price of wheat may fluctuate greatly.


Mr Paterson - That is provided for in thebill.


Mr SCULLY - It was the extremely low price offered for wheat this year that galvanized the wheat-growers' organization into action. We know very well that, although the price of wheat has been at an extremely low level in one year, it has risen to almost a record in the following year. The very fact that the wheat-growing industry is to-day in a parlous condition suggests to me the wisdom of reviewing the whole business within the next twelve months.







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