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Thursday, 18 May 1939


Mr Badman n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the following have adopted the Wilson-Uppill wheat equalization plan: - South Australian Government, South Australian Wheatgrowers Association, South Australian Chamber of Commerce, South Australian Chamber of Manufactures, Associated Banks of South Australia, South Australian agricultural implement manufacturers, South Australian Retail Storekeepers Association, South Australian superphosphate distributors, South Australian Fire and Underwriters Association, Housewives Association, trustee companies, life assurance companies, Chamber of Motor Industries, Chamber of Building Industries, Chartered Institute of Accountants, petrol and oil companies, Agricultural Implement Employees Union, grain brokers, and the Master Bakers Association?

2.   If so, will the Government introduce legislation at an early date to implement that plan?


Sir Frederick Stewart - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answers to the honorable member's questions : -

1.   The Government has received correspondence advising that representatives of some of these organizations have expressed themselves as being in favour of a stabilized price for wheat in Australia on the lines of the scheme known as the Wilson-Uppill equalization scheme.

2.   The problems of the wheat industry arc at present receiving consideration by the Government. Conferences between Commonwealth and State Ministers and experts have been arranged to discuss these problems.







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