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Tuesday, 19 December 1911

Senator STEWART (Queensland) . -It seems to me that a duty of 10 per cent. on talking machines is a revenue im post. It cannot be a protective duty, be cause, so far as I have been able to discover, there is no talking machine factory in Australia, unless the whole continent be one. If it were a revenue duty, I should vote against it; but if the Minister can assign reasons which will induce me to believe that it is a protective duty, I shall support it. At any rate, we ought to have some information on the subject.

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