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Thursday, 19 November 1959


Mr DUTHIE (WILMOT, TASMANIA) - 1 direct a question to the Minister for Trade. In view of the fact that about 100,000 of our Australian native birds are exported and sold annually in overseas countries at high prices, will the Minister investigate the possibility of restricting the export of our birds, whose numbers have been so greatly depleted by the reduction of forest areas, by indiscriminate shooting and by large-scale export? Is it a fact that the Commonwealth Government has the power to control the export of our native fauna?







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