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Thursday, 15 August 1912


Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - A highly technical matter is involved in this provision. Those who know something about the working of woollen mills and tobacco factories are aware that there are certain chemical secrets or methods of chemical control, and so forth. I suggest to the Government that they can make the meaning of this provision clear without impairing its strength. The expression " any secret process of manufacture" is not very clear, and for that reason I ask the Minister to agree to the addition of the words ' ' or the results or records of technical or chemical control of manufacture." I worked in a raw sugar mill for a considerable time, and, therefore, I know how the chemists in the mill checked their work from time to time, how the sugar of one mill managed to get an advantage over the sugar of another mill in the market, and how they improved the methods of cheapening production. I move -

That the following words be added : - " or the results or records of technical or chemical control of manufacture,"







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