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Wednesday, 23 November 1910


Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to amend the item by adding the following new paragraphs : -

By inserting in sub-item (a), after the words " all steel parts for such wheels," the words " including axles."

By inserting in sub-item (b), after the words " all steel parts for such wheels," the words " including axles."

The object we have in view is this : At the present time, axles, when imported permanently attached to wheels, come in at a duty of 5 per cent, or free. When similar axles are imported unattached, they are dutiable at 35 per cent, or 30 per cent. We consider that an anomaly. I do not anticipate that there will be any objection to the proposal to remove this glaring anomaly.


Senator Millen - What is the purpose of the amendment?


Senator FINDLEY - Mainly to make all railway axles free.







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