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Wednesday, 30 November 1938


Mr CURTIN (Fremantle) (4:53 AM) . - The interests of the consumers are just as likely to be prejudicially affected as are those of the growers, and I can see no reason why action such as the honorable member for Riverina (Mr. Nock) proposes in respect of the wheat-growers should not also be taken in respect of the consumers, though I appreciate that there might be difficulties in the way. It seems to me that the words referred to by the honorable member should be left in to provide an added incentive to the members of the Country party to assert their influence in the State legislatures just as they have exerted it in this Parliament to ensure that full effect shall be given to this scheme. The presence of those words in the clause provides some guarantee that this will be done. I- object to the omission of the words from the amendment of the honorable member for Watson (Mr. Jennings).







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