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Thursday, 8 August 1912

Senator O'KEEFE (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice- -

1.   Has the Attorney-General's Department taken any steps to ascertain the truth or otherwise of certain statements in the newspapers that a Meat Trust has commenced operations in Australia ?

2.   If it has been found that such a Trust is operating in restraint of trade and to the detriment of the people of the Commonwealth, will the Department institute proceedings against the Trust at once?

3.   If not, why not?

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