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Wednesday, 8 May 1957

Mr RUSSELL (GREY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I address a question without notice to the Minister for Trade. Has the right honorable gentleman's attention been directed to a statement, attributed to a member of the consultative committee on import policy, that Australia should strive to find a better solution to her balance of payment problems than the periodic imposition of import restrictions? This gentleman said that the control of imports by the issue of licences was a clumsy interference with individual initiative and was liable to serious abuse.

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