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Tuesday, 4 December 1973
Page: 4205


Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - by leave - The only point I would like to make in regard to the comments by the honourable member for Adelaide (Mr Hurford) is that when the Joint Committee on Prices is carrying out its investigations in January it might look into the reason why there are at present so many commodities in short supply in Australia. People have been constantly ringing my office in Brisbane complaining that things which were available 12 months ago are no longer available. Last Friday when I went into a clothing manufacturing shop in Brisbane I was told that singlets and underclothes are almost unprocurable. People have been ringing my office and saying that they can no longer get blades for Victa motor mowers and a host of other things. I would hope that in its investigations this Committee will take into account that this nation has become a nation in which many items which were previously readily available are no longer available.







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