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Tuesday, 6 December 1960


Mr Daly (GRAYNDLER, NEW SOUTH WALES) y asked the Attorney-General, upon notice -

1.   Is he preparing legislation to deal with restrictive trade practices?

2.   Do the Conference shipping lines, both passenger and cargo, exercise control over Australian shipping and trade?

3.   If so, will he undertake to make a full investigation into these activities with a view to eliminating this control?


Sir Garfield Barwick - The answer to the honorable member's questions is as follows: -

The Government has announced on various occasions that consideration is being given to legislation to protect private enterprise from restrictive trade practices. I have said on several occasions that I am not prepared to make pronouncements in regard to particular industries until I am in a position to make some general announcement.







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