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Thursday, 18 July 1946

Mr SCULLY (Gwydir) (Minister for Commerce and Agriculture) . - At the last meeting of the Agricultural Council the assurance was given to the Queensland Minister for Agriculture and to the representatives of the Queensland wheat- growers that the Queensland board would not be interfered with. It will be the State Committee in Queensland assisting the federal body. I agree with everything the honorable gentleman has said about it. It has rendered a useful service during the war.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 8 and 9 agreed to.

Clause10- (1.) The Board may, for the purposes of the export of wheat and wheat products, the interstate marketing of wheat and the marketing of wheat in the Territories of the Commonwealth - (2.) The Board shall have and perforin all the duties, and shall have and may exercise, in relation to the wheat harvested in any wheat season up to and including the 1945-46 season, all the powers, authorities and functions, of the Australian Wheat Board established by the National Security (Wheat Acquisition ) Regulations, and for that purpose -

(b)   the assets of the Australian Wheat

Board so established shall, by force of this Act, be vested in the Board;

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