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Thursday, 24 September 1942


Mr MARWICK (SWAN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - Has the Minister for Commerce (Mr. Scully) seen a report which was published in the Corn Trade News of London on the 11th March this year on the subject of wheat? The report stated-

Australia has, of course, been hard hit by the loss of her markets in the Orient, and although India would probably take a lot of flour, there is no tonnage available for its transportation. The wheat industry, fortunately, is receiving valuable support from the British Government, which has undertaken to buy and, if necessary, to store 50 per cent. of the estimated surplus available in any one season. An agreement to this effect was made last year and, as shipping opportunities have been few and far between---







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