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Wednesday, 28 October 1914

Senator SENIOR (South Australia) . - I desire to ask the Minister whether paragraph h of this clause will empower the Government to control the export of wheat which, though it may be passing to a neutral power, may yet become a portion of the food supply of the enemy. Will the Commonwealth have a control over it, superior to that of the States themselves? Quite recently, two vessels in South Australia were loaded with wheat. I do not know what is their destination. But I would point out that to allow that wheat to leave our shores at the present time may be an injury to Australia. Will the paragraph in question enable the Government to restrict the export of wheat?

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