Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Friday, 19 July 1946


Mr SPEAKER -Order ! The honorable member will be in order in debating the disposition of the money in the stabilization fund, but not in referring to the 1945-46 crop.


Mr TURNBULL (WIMMERA, VICTORIA) - A ten-year period should be substituted for the proposed five-year- period.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The bill does not contain any reference to a period. It relates to the payment of money into a fund, and the disposition of it. The honorable member will be quite in order in referring to growers who may withdraw from the fund.


Mr Archie Cameron - I rise to order. By clause 6, the bill declares -

This act shall continue in operation until a date (not being earlier than the thirtieth day of September, One thousand nine hundred and fifty). . .

Clause 4 states - (1.) A charge is imposed and shall be levied and paid -

(a)   on all wheat harvested on or after the first day of October, One thousand nine hundred and fortyfive. . . .

Therefore, I respectfully submit that the bill does contain references to a period, and that the honorable member for Wimmera (Mr. Turnbull) would be in order were he to discuss the need for either shortening or lengthening it. '


Mr SPEAKER - The honorable member's comments .have not convinced me that I should alter my ruling.


Mr TURNBULL (WIMMERA, VICTORIA) - In stressing the necessity for a provision to protect those growers who withdraw from the scheme through no fault of their own, I am submitting a legitimate case. If the bill is to conform to the standard of British justice that we enjoy, the Minister must agree to such a safeguard.







Suggest corrections