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Wednesday, 24 July 1946

Mr SCULLY (GWYDIR, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Commerce and Agriculture) - At a conference 'with a federal organization in Sydney, I stated that I would receive, representatives of only federal bodies in connexion with the Meat Export Control Bill 1940. Those are the Australian ."Wheat Growers Federation, the . Austraiian Woolgrowers Federation, and the - Graziers Federation of Australia. When I was about to receive representatives of those organizations in fulfilment of my promise, I received an application from . the Primary Producers Union in Victoria, ami I ' replied that I had received many applications ficm other State organization; but was treating > the matter on a federal 'basis. What has happened since, I do not know, but T have 'arranged to meet representatives of the union referred to, when I next Visit Melbourne. I have always kept my promise in matters pf' this kind.. At the time- .referred to by- tho honorable member, .1 had applications from various sectional representatives,' and it would have been impossible to meet thom .in the circumstances. '

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