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Thursday, 18 July 1946

Mr LEMMON (Forrest) .- It is rather strange that both the mover and the seconder of the amendment are not wheat-growers and do not represent great wheat-growing areas. Who is to pay for the extra representatives whom they want to have placed on the Australian Wheat Board? They want to overload it and create more jobs. The people who will have to pay will be men like me, the men who grow the wheat. Early in the war when honorable gentlemen opposite were in power, they appointed to the ' board as representatives of Western Australia not the representatives of the . wheat-growers but the representatives' of other sections of industry who cost us more than £2,000 a year. I do not want a continuance of that policy. If we are to make this compulsory wheat pool a success we shall do so by cutting costs, and the best way in which to cut down costs is by starting at the top.

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