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Wednesday, 31 October 1956

Mr TURNBULL (MALLEE, VICTORIA) - Is the Minister acting for the Minister for Trade aware that practically all the specialized machinery required for commercial printing and for the production of newspapers in Australia has to be imported and that much of the machinery now in use is out of date? As the level of imports is determined by the Government, will the Minister cause investigations to be made. with a view, where possible and practicable, to fostering the importation of more modern plant, designed for new tasks as well as the more efficient perform ance of established operations in the printing trade, which employs more than 23,000 people in Australia?

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