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Wednesday, 7 August 1946

Mr SCULLY (GWYDIR, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Commerce and Agriculture) - Some of the questions asked by the honorable member are a little involved, but it appears that he wants to know whether the contributory levy of 2s. a bale paid to the Australian Wool Board by the growers for publicity and research purposes is to be dispensed with, and whether the Commonwealth subsidy of 2s. a bale is to be paid in the future. The Commonwealth contribution of 2s. a bale will continue and the levy on producers of 2s. a bale will be suspended and the required amount paid to the fund from the 5 per cent. contributory charge now imposed on wool. I might mention that in New Zealand and South Africa the contributory levy paid by growers is1½ per cent.

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