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Tuesday, 29 November 1960

Mr BEATON (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) - Is the Minister for Trade aware that the welfare of many Australian poultry farmers is in jeopardy because of the continued importation of canned chicken? Has his attention been directed to the false values represented by the canned chicken in comparison with Australian frozen chicken? Is he aware that nearly 50 per cent, of the contents of the cans are inedible ingredients used in the cooking process, and that overseas farmers use subsidized poultry feeds whereas Australian poultry farmers buy feed on the open market? Will the Minister convene an urgent tariff inquiry in order to give protection to this important Australian primary industry?

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