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Thursday, 21 May 1970


Mr HANSEN (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) - My question is directed to the Minister for Trade and Industry. I ask: Has the Minister had an opportunity to study the report presented early this year to the Canadian House of Commons by a government mandated commission inquiring into the costs of agricultural equipment? If he has, and having regard to the commission's findings and the complaints regularly being made at primary producers meetings throughout Australia about the costs of spares, the selling of spares as package units on the one hand and the substantial gifts being offered to purchasers of new machinery on the other hand, will he cause a similar inquiry to be held in Australia to ascertain whether Australian primary producers are being taken for a ride?







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